Musical Theatre student wins lead TV role

Rebecca Craven, former BA Musical Theatre student at Trinity Laban, has won a lead role in the BBC TV series, Waterloo Road.

The school-based drama is now in its eighth series, and 20 year old Rebecca has deferred her studies and moved to Glasgow to play Rhiannon Salt, described as "manipulative and feisty"

"It has been a whirlwind ever since I was told I got the part," said the former Dwr-y-Felin pupil. "I hadn't been auditioning regularly as I was focusing on my studies however my agent and former teacher, Mark Jermin, always knows when a part is right for me. He advised me to go for the audition which has truly changed my life."

Rebecca attended the Mark Jermin Stage School for five years prior to moving to London, and took on the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in the production of Hairspray in 2010.

Rebecca's mother Mandy Craven said: "We are all really proud of Rebecca. I always hoped she would get a break like this but the industry is so hard. We are really looking forward to watching the new series on TV." (taken from an interview inThis is South Wales).

The series will air this autumn.

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