Budding actor needs your help to raise cash

Conor Mullen for story about his drama and dancing and raising money'Photo by Emma Mitchell'24/5/13
Conor Mullen for story about his drama and dancing and raising money'Photo by Emma Mitchell'24/5/13

A Boclair Academy pupil who wants to be an actor when he’s older is trying to raise money to take part in a special dance, drama and singing summer school in Aberdeen.

Conor Mullen (14) from Westerton, needs to raise £1,215 to participate in the Youth Music Theatre UK two-week long event from July 21 to August 3 which is part of the youth festival and culminates with a performance for members of the public.

So far he’s organised a sponsored walk along part of the West Highland Way, about 12 miles from Milngavie to Drymen in June, he’s also going to hold a disco this summer.

Conor said: “This is just such a great opportunity for me. The expert tuition and experience would really help my acting career and I think it would be great fun to be with other like-minded people.”

Kindhearterted Conor, a UK Theatre School pupil in Glasgow, has decided that if he raises too much money he will donate the excess to a breast cancer charity. The youngster, who attended Eileen Degnan Stage School for tap, ballet and modern since the age of four, has already had a taste of fame as an extra on Waterloo Road and River City but he’s keen to be a full-time actor when he’s older. He’s also tread the boards on stage in pantos including Oliver, The Wizard that Never Was, The Magical Adventures of Pinnochio and Robin Hood at the Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow as well as musicals with the Appollo Players and the Lyric Club.

If you’d like to donate cash to Conor please call Anna or Richard at Youth Musical Theatre on 0844 415 4858. He’d also like to thank the companies who have donated so far.