You’re in a spacious room with four judges. They watch you, waiting for you to perform. There are others auditioning too and they’re there in the same room, watching you. Now deliver your monologue.

After that it’s three more rounds to go.

That’s what it’s like to vie for a spot to study acting in UK’s leading drama school, East 15.

This is a true experience relayed by Tika Mu’tamir, one of three talented Malaysian actors, who recently scored a spot to study in that prestigious theatre conservatoire.

All images in this article are courtesy of Tika Mu’tamir

In that first audition for East 15 in the UK some years back, she didn’t cut it.