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A former Musical Theatre student from the University of the West of Scotland is gearing up to bring some vintage charm to the annual Big Burns Supper festival later this month. Sarah Laing, who graduated with a degree from the university last year, will perform her one-woman show, The Music of Doris Day, at the popular festival in Dumfries, which is being organised to celebrate Burn’s Night.

The show, which has already enjoyed a successful run at The Shed in Glasgow, features stories about Doris’ life and renditions of some of her most popular songs such as Que Sera Sera, Secret Love and Sentimental Journey. Sarah explains: “I remember seeing Calamity Jane for the first time when I was nine and being blown away by Doris’ performance as she not only had a beautiful voice but was really funny, too. I liked how quirky she was and knew that I wanted to perform like her one day – now I’m delighted to be getting the chance to do just that!”

The talented 25-year-old, who is originally from Edinburgh, has wanted to pursue a career in the industry since she got her first role as Dorothy in her Brownie’s production of The Wizard of Oz when she was nine-years-old. She explained: “I am just as excited about stepping into Doris’ shoes as I was stepping into Dorothy’s ruby slippers when I was nine – performing at the Big Burns Supper is an absolute dream come true for me and I hope that everyone who comes along enjoys the show. It will be fantastic to perform in Dumfries as it’s such a beautiful town!”


Get your tickets at http://2014.bigburnssupper.com/

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