A lawyer-turned-actor who has just landed a role in West End’s Moulin Rouge has urged aspiring creatives in Malta not to give up on their dreams, despite the local limited market.
“Always be kind and open to learning as much as you can. Work hard for what you want and trust that the particular right things will come to you, ” 25-year-old Yandrick Agius told Times of Malta on the day he graduated from a top drama school in London.
His graduation from London’s Arts Educational School this week comes three years after the particular Maltese performer applied at a number of episode schools while penning his thesis for his law degree in the University of The island of malta.
Agius moved in order to the UK after graduating within law in 2019 , with his studies at ArtsEd being funded by the Malta Arts Scholarship, BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation and the Janatha Stubbs Basis.
Three years on, the singer, dancer, actor and legislation graduate will be hitting the stage at the Piccadilly Theatre, as part of the Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
“The news is crazy and ridiculous, the particular musical theatre industry will be very competitive, so I am very happy plus feel really lucky to have gotten the function, ” Agius told Occasions of The island of malta about their professional debut.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is based on the 2001 musical-romantic film under the same title, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
The story follows a young English poet, that falls within love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, a cabaret actress and courtesan, Satine.
On Monday the musical announced the new cast for the particular show as it enters its second year in the Piccadilly Theater in London this October. Agius forms part of the new company.
Agius stars because new character
Agius recalled he could not really make it to the show’s auditions in May since he was in Malta for a quick holiday.
“I was asked to send a self-tape, so I filmed one quickly at my parents’ house and sent it to them. When I returned to Greater london, I met the team, did a dance run with them and looked into the particular material with other cast members, ” this individual said.
A few days later, Agius’ agent brought upward the music.
“I was under the impression that I didn’t get the role, or that they would like me back in for another audition, but he told me I got the job, inch he remembered.
Agius will certainly be the first cover from the part of Babydoll, which he or she said is usually one associated with four brand new characters written for the particular musical.
“The four also open the show along with the song Lady Marmalade and they are Satine’s friends. ”
Agius spoke about how competitive the particular entertainment plus musical theater industry is definitely.
“I have worked with a lot of professional people who are extremely talented, ” he said.
“In this industry, it’s sometimes about luck and being in the right place on the right time. The chances are very slim for all of us, so I don’t think I am better than anyone and I feel very lucky. ”
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