Sarah makes debut at Edinburgh Fringe

Sarah Laing
Sarah Laing

A talented singer and actress who honed her skills whilst studying musical theatre at Motherwell College has made her Edinburgh Fringe debut.

Sarah Laing, who graduated from the college in 2009, has performed the first show of The Music of Doris Day at the Free Sisters venue (run by the Laughing Horse Free Festival) to a full house.

The 26-year-old said: “I’ve been going to see shows during the Fringe for as long as I can remember and always dreamed of being the one up there performing.

“I love the buzz that is around Edinburgh during August and can’t wait to be right in the middle of it all. I screamed when I got the e-mail confirming my slot, but it didn’t sink in until I took to the stage and saw how many had turned up to see me.”

The one-woman show, which has already enjoyed a successful run at the Big Burns Supper festival in Dumfries and at The Shed in Glasgow, features stories about Doris’s life and renditions of some of her most popular songs such as Que Sera Sera, Secret Love and Sentimental Journey.

Sarah said: “I remember seeing Calamity Jane for the first time when I was nine and being blown away by Doris’s 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!

“I’ve always wanted to work in the industry and enjoyed training at Motherwell College as I got the opportunity to perform for audiences.”

The Music of Doris Day will be performed in the Gothic Room at the Free Sisters until August 30 (excluding August 17 and 18) at 10.45am each day.

For tickets visit EdFringe