A young Tranent performer has urged the next generation of budding actors, singers and dancers to follow in his footsteps by auditioning for one of Scotland’s leading junior stage schools.

Ross High pupil Bobby Duncan, 17, who is planning to move on to full-time drama school, has been studying at Fierce Theatre Schools in Edinburgh for five years.

As Fierce relaunches for a new term of weekday evening and weekend classes, he has urged those aged 11-19 with aspirations of a stage career to attend an open day featuring masterclasses on Saturday (September 9) and auditions on Sunday.

Bobby, who was recently named a head pupil at Ross High, said: “I have been studying at Fierce for five years and I’m about to start my sixth and final year in training before leaving school and moving on to full-time drama school.

“I have gained so much from my experiences at Fierce. I’ve met some of my life-long best friends, had the best training in all three disciplines and it has shaped me into the performer I am today.”

Bobby’s career highlights so far include performing with Brendan Cole and having the opportunity to be a dance captain for a production of Bring It On at the Festival Theatre.

His favourite roles in training include Roger in Grease with BBEXP, Billy in Anything Goes with Forth Children’s Theatre and Gomez in the Addams Family at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fierce Theatre Schools’ open day takes place on Saturday from 9am to noon while auditions take place on Sunday from 10am-1pm, with discussions on scholarship opportunities available to parents and guardians thereafter.

All activity will take place at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, on Balgreen Road, Edinburgh.

To register interest email edinburgh@fiercetheatreschools.com