A young Bury St Edmunds performer has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to a place in a top theatre but now needs to raise money to get there.
Robbie Noonan, 19, has won a place at the Musical Theatre Academy in London who only accept 20 students a year,
But his mother Maggie explained: “This elite academy’s fees are extremely high and he is unable to apply for the usual student loans grants and awards that other students going to University can.
“He is trying to fund raise all of this money on his own and has set up a Go Fund Me account to help. He is looking for sponsors from local businesses that may ne able to help make this once in a lifetime opportunity happen.”
He has raised most of the £1,750 deposit he needs to secure his place but needs £28,000 for the fees plus money for accommodation.
Robbie has been Suffolk Festival Vocal Youth Champion five times and has been a regular member of the Voice Squad Youth choir since the age of nine. He is currently an assistant musical director with theVoice Squad’s Cadet Squad.
Local audiences have regularly seen him in perfomances by Voice Squad, Conservatoire East at West Suffolk College, SYPT, Bury Operatics and the Theatre Royal.
His Go Fund Me page is at www.gofundme.com/morningnoonannight