Zoe Burnham to take on role in production of The Crucible in Canada

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A STAMFORD drama student will take centre stage in a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at the Rosebud School of the Arts in Alberta, Canada this weekend.

Zoe Burnham, 19, pictured right, has the part of pastor’s daughter Betty Paris, the youngest character in the play which is being performed on the Rosebud Studio Stage from today until April 28.

The former Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupil is studying as part of the RSA’s mentorship programme and has previously appeared in The Little Prince with RSA and at home in the UK in the play Two with Ink Contemporary Theatre Company and Bed with Brooksby Melton Academy of the Arts, where she gained a BTEC in acting.

Zoe’s parents, Ian and Gail and older sister Nicola live at Elton Close, Stamford and her grandmother also lives in the town.

The Crucible re-tells the true story of the witches of Salem, Massachusetts, a riveting and distressing tale of a 17th century Puritan witch hunt when hundreds were accused and many were executed.

Zoe said this week: “This play is challenging and gets to the heart of corruption and self-deprivation.

“No one is innocent, everyone is guilty, and the lies pile up. The lines between right and wrong become hazy and all hell quite literally breaks loose.”

The Rosebud School of the Arts is a post-secondary Christian theatre and performing arts college providing training within a community of professional artists.

For anyone wishing to see Zoe’s performance, it’s a long journey, but for more details see www.rosebudschoolofthearts.com and www.rosebudtheatre.com