A BROMSGROVE student will be performing to sell-out crowds of more than 5,000 people in her first professional role.
Sarah Workman, who plays the drums, guitar, bass and double bass, is one of the five cast members in the production of Three Minute Heroes playing at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
The 22-year-old will be performing the musical play, written by Bob Eaton, almost every night until October 25 – tickets have sold so well they have had to add some extra dates.
Sarah, who landed the role before she had even finished her degree, and the other actors in the show, will be telling the tale of five local heroes as they bond, fight, love and play their way through the late 70s and early 80s.
The show has been inspired by ska music from the 2 Tone record label which had bands such as The Selecter and The Specials in its ranks.
Sarah will not only be acting in the play but she will also be showing off her musical skills live on the stage as part of her role.
Residents have been invited to relive the heady days and experience again why two tone put Coventry on the map.
Three Minute Heroes will also feature a live band playing foot-stomping favourites including Rudy, Ghost Town and Free Nelson Mandela.
Sarah said she was a bit nervous.
“I do not think it will really hit me properly until just before the show.
“I was just over the moon when I found out, it was nice to secure my first professional job before leaving drama school.
“I think it is going to be really good.
“Ska music is so important to Coventry so it has drummed up a lot of attention.
“It is going to be tiring, it is a very energetic show but we are looking forward to it and I think it is going to be a brilliant show.”
Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/three-minute-heroes for more or to book tickets.