Ever the performer, Amy Dougall has worked hard to make it to the stage.

And now, at 14 years old, she is getting her first big break with the Glasgow Philharmonia.

Amy, from Merrylea, beat hundreds of children to get her part in the kids cast for the Philharmonia show this weekend, 'Movies to Musicals' at the Royal Concert Hall.

"I'm really really excited. It's such a good opportunity for me and the kids cast, so I'm really looking forward to it" Amy told The Glasgow Times.

"It's my dream to be a singer and actress. I've always been really interested in musical theatre, in shows and performing.

"I go to the Pauline Quirk Academy, and I'm playing Gabrielle in their show High School Musical this summer."

Glasgow Times:

The Glasgow Philharmonia's 'Movie's to Musicals' is in its sixth year.

Tonight's concert will see Amy and the rest of the kids cast take to the stage alongside Faye Tozer from steps, Ben Adams from A1 and Kerry Ellis, a west end star.

Amy's mum Gillian could not be prouder of her daughter, who is she says has "always been a performer".

"Amy was singing before she could actually talk" said Gillian.

"She's always been in some sort of drama school. Someone tagged us in a Facebook post about the auditions and I think there were about 195 kids auditioning, and only 36 places.

"Amy went along and had to perform a song, and do a dance workshop with some acting pieces.

Glasgow Times:

"She was so excited when she got in - she had fallen at the audition, and left saying that she was going to audition next year because she didn't think she'd get it.

"The Philharmonia was set up by Ross Gunning who was about 17 at the time. He struggled to find a break without money or opportunities, so the Philharmonia is as inclusive as possible.

"No one has to pay to be in the orchestra or for any rehearsals. Even the kids in the kids cast only pay £40 for the year, and that includes intense workshops and rehearsals.

"It gives kids a chance to do what they want to do and Amy just loves it. She is so creative and it celebrates that."

Inclusivity is at the heart of the Philharmonia, who are even live streaming the concert from a Youtube link on their Facebook page tomorrow night.

This show is just the tip of the iceberg for Amy, who aims to have a long career on the stage.

"I look up to everyone who has made it successfully" said Amy.

Glasgow Times:

"I love Kerry Ellis, who I have the pleasure to perform beside tomorrow night

"Hopefully, in ten years, I'll be acting. I've always enjoyed musical theatre so I'd love to be in a west end performance somewhere."

Along with charities like the Philharmonia, Amy says that Glasgow is swimming with similar opportunities for budding performers like her.

Glasgow Times:

"I think if you look in the right places there are loads of opportunities. Don't not dream bit. As long as you work hard then you'll get where you need to be."