Fringe actor Michael has Royal Appointment


A BUDDING young actor is going to perform in a musical at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival next month - and will also sing at the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

Michael Wallace, a pupil at Gordonstoun School in north east Scotland, is going to play the part of Georg, a student who is infatuated with his piano teacher, in the school’s production of Spring Awakening.

The 17-year-old from Milngavie is excited about being part of the Fringe Festival in this musical which has been described as an electric fusion of “rock music, morality and sexuality.”

His talent has already secured him a place to study at Oxford Drama School this September and he also sang an unaccompanied solo from Les Miserables for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh when they visited the school last September.

He is also going to sing with Gordonstoun Chamber Choir at Zara Phillips’ wedding ceremony on Saturday at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

The play has a cast of eighteen 17 and 18 year olds plus a full live nine piece rock band to tell the story of teenage self-discovery and the anxieties that come with coming of age.

Spring Awakening will be on from Friday, August 5 to Saturday, August 13 at C venue 34, Adam House, Chamber Street, Edinburgh at 1.30pm.