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12/17/2010 02:02:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Scottish media have today reported that actress Karen Gillan is to become the ambassador for Theatre Art Education at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

The theatre had an influence on the Doctor Who star's career, being the place where she first performed during her studies at the Charleston Academy.

Commenting in the new theatre brochure, she said:
Eden Court provides great opportunities for studying theatre, dance and film-making. I did a lot of my initial training with them, including my higher drama and completing my London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art certification.

I had my first real experience of acting with Eden Court and it was their knowledge and experience that encouraged me to pursue a career in the arts.
Part of the aim of the appointment is to help raise awareness of the Higher Drama and Dance courses available at the theatre, which itself remains the only one in Scotland to offer such qualifications.

Theatre director Colin Marr commented:
Karen’s appointment is great news for the theatre. It’s very good of her to become its ambassador.

For us, the education work is such a big part of what we do here, and I’m not sure everyone understands the breadth of it, so having Karen endorse it will help.

News coverage from: Inverness Courier, Aberdeen Press and Journal