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Sarah proves to be a real trooper

BRAVE performer Sarah Starbuck, who was diagnosed with a debilitating illness last year, was adamant that the show must go on.

BRAVE performer Sarah Starbuck, who was diagnosed with a debilitating illness last year, was adamant that the show must go on.

When the 24-year-old found out she had Endometriosis, she was worried that she wouldn’t be able to tread the boards again.

The condition causes internal bleeding and can be immensely painful for sufferers – of which there are two million in the UK.

Sarah was keen to raise awareness about the illness and funds for the Endometriosis Clinic in Birmingham.

And so the actress and choreographer teamed up with old school chum Lauren Morris and put on a musical extravaganza.

“When I collapsed two years ago while rehearsing for a show, which led to my diagnosis of Endometriosis, I never knew if I’d be able to perform again.

“But with the help of Mr Mann and the staff at the Endometriosis Clinic at the Priory Hospital Birmingham, I am getting the support needed to help me lead as normal a life as possible,” she said.

Sarah and Lauren staged the one-night only performance at St Martin’s – their old school.

The performance was a sell-out and more than £1,500 was raised for the clinic.

The friends have thanked everyone involved in the production and are hoping to stage a follow-up in the future.

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