IT is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a student to get in to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Yet local performer, Eve Robinson Rowan, 18, has done it.

She did her first two auditions in Manchester. At the second one she had to say a monologue and sing. She chose My Brother lived in San Francisco from Elegies.

“I love the song which involves acting, too,” she said.

Three weeks later she was invited to attend a workshop audition in London. “It was nice to work with other people my age who were in the same position,” she said.

Finally, she attended a full day Saturday workshop at RADA.

She said: “It gave us a chance to see what it would be like to train there on a typical day. We also met the tutors, and did vocal and text work.”

Eve was amazed when, two days later, she was telephoned by the Director of RADA, himself, Edward Kemp, saying she had won a place to do a BA in Acting.

“All my friends were screaming with excitement in the background.”

Eve is grateful for her training at Pendleton Sixth Form College where she walked away with a triple distinction star.

Eve joined MYT productions three years ago. She appeared as Abigail Williams in the Crucible at Altrincham Garrick.

She has just finished performing as Velma Kelly in Chicago to five star reviews at Sale Waterside Arts.

“I loved it,” she said. “There was a lot of dance involved which I enjoyed.”

Eve officially starts at the prestigious drama school on September 16 but she will set off for London at the end of August to take part in inductions.