Following you dreams after Little Voices
Fiona Porritt tells us all about her journey post Little Voices!
Where are you now? (eg. College/uni/career and location in the world)
I have just completed my second year, studying Theatre at Brunel University in London.
After leaving school and completing my time at Little Voices I was accepted onto the Musical Theatre foundation course at The Oxford School of Drama. This was a natural progression from the training I had gained at Little Voices. I am currently an intern for Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company. This has given me invaluable experience of the inner workings of a successful theatre company. I recently worked the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I was stage manager on their production of ‘Dr Longitude’s Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie’.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I hope that I’m still young enough to not know exactly what I want to be when I grow up! However I know for sure that I’d like to work within theatre, preferably in a creative and collaborative environment.
When did you first join Little Voices?
When I started sixth form.
How do you think Little Voices has helped you – is there a direct correlation between what you are doing now and your attendance at Little Voices?
I definitely gained a lot of confidence in my ability. I was paired with girls in older years to me and this pushed me to work hard in lessons.
As I completed my Grade 8 I gained UCAS points. When applying for university courses it gave me something else to write about. I believe that universities look at these qualifications very positively, even if it isn’t a career within the arts you with to pursue.
What did you love about the lessons?
I loved working in partners and singing duets. I had experienced other acting and singing exams before but they had always been on my own. We were able to try out our ideas in what was a safe environment, and then see the rewards for our efforts in the exam results we achieved.
Can you give a one line/quote advice for those wishing to follow in your footsteps? (what should they absolutely do to reach their dreams?)
Take every opportunity that is given to you as any experience is valuable.