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Borehamwood actor David Tann performs one man show at Ark Theatre
A young actor who has set his sights on stardom is holding a show to thank those who have helped him begin his journey.
Shakespeare will mingle with stories and song next Thursday as David Tann, 20, performs a one-man show at the Ark Theatre.
The young actor, who lives in Ripon Way in Borehamwood, has been fundraising since August to raise money for fees at London-based theatre training and production company Fourth Monkey.
Since late August he has carried out a 10km sponsored walk and four mile swims, walked on glass and learned how to chop boards with his hands.
His fundraising efforts will culminate in Thursday’s show, David's Monkey Business, which is also a chance for him to thank the people who have supported him over the years.
The former pupil at Summerswood Primary School and Bushey Meads said: “The show will offer characters, monologues and duologues, stories and music for all the family.
“I hope the show will inspire the people of Borehamwood as they have inspired me. I wouldn’t be able to do this alone and I want all my friends and family to come see me to give them something back.
“I intend the show to act as a narrative of my life up to this point, showcasing my development as an actor.”
Ten per cent of the show’s proceeds will also be donated to the Elstree and Borehamwood Rotary Club.
David added: “I like the idea money from the show is going to a good cause. Art is often disconnected from life and I find it inspiring to be able to align them.”
During his year with Fourth Monkey, David will learn Shakespearean performance, physical theatre and film making. He will act in a play produced at a London theatre and will head to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He said: “I want to be a great stage and screen actor. Elstree Studios has inspired me from a young age and being immersed in its culture has spurred me on. It would be wonderful if I could perform there in the future.”
Nick Male, who will be compèring the evening, said: “David is a very talented man. I have watched him grow and improve over years and we expect great things from him.
“I’m sure his show will be a success.”
The show costs £10 and tickets are available from the Ark Theatre Box Office 020 8238 7288 or from www.thearktheatre.co.uk
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