The Opportunity: A conversation with Amanda Redman

‘My love of theatre began at a very early age. When I was young, I spent years in and out of hospitals because of serious burns I’d suffered and at the age of five, I was super hyperactive. My parents sent me to a ballet class which lasted no time at all — I couldn’t really dance. So they sent me to a little Saturday drama school and I fell in love with performing and acting. I guess that was my first real opportunity!’

‘They took you on as assistant stage managers and general dogs bodies, but would give you small parts in the productions — often just coughs and spits of parts, but you were getting experience and learning the craft. I loved it.’

‘Taking opportunities is just not negotiable really. You see them for what they are and maybe take some advice, but you have to go for it eventually. Nothing is guaranteed.’

‘I love what NOVA are doing for their community. Opportunity knocks at any time in life and everybody should answer that door when it does. Go for it!’

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