Adam wins place at leading drama school
AN OLDLAND Common man says his dream has come true after gaining a coveted place at one of the UK's leading drama schools.
Adam Workman, 25, will study acting at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, considered the nation's third best training school.
The former Sir Bernard Lovell School student has been dreaming of a career in the world of acting and drama since taking his first dancing lesson at the age of four.
Membership of numerous youth theatre groups such as Stagecoach in Keynsham, Bristol School of Performing Arts and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, did nothing but fuel his passion towards his chosen vocation.
Adam said: "I have always dreamed of making performance my career and now I feel that my dreams have come true."
The road travelled this far has not been an easy one. Adam has been attending auditions all over the UK during the past four years, spending hundreds of hours rehearsing and thousands of pounds in coaching, travel and accommodation, only to face disappointment and rejection time and time again.
"There were times when I just felt like giving up," said Adam.
"But I know that every actor has to face the same challenges and so I used every 'Thanks but no thanks' to drive myself on to improve."
Having now succeeded in gaining his place, he is looking forward to joining his course in September and working hard in the meantime to raise funds towards the considerable costs of the course.
"I have been astounded by the generosity of complete strangers, as well as friends and family, who have contributed to my costs and cannot express my gratitude strongly enough but I still have some way to go," he said.
Anyone wishing to assist Adam in any way can do so by visiting his Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/dramaschooladam