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TARDIS spotted in the Highlands

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Karen with some of the region's own stars of the future
Karen with some of the region's own stars of the future

DR WHO'S TARDIS and assistant have been spotted in the Highlands.

Time travelling Karen Gillan landed the famous police box at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness for a very special appointment with some stars of the future.

The former Eden Court student who plays Amy Pond in the hit show was the surprise guest at the end of term performance of work by the theatres 2010 LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) Students.

As an added bonus, Karen also presented the students their LAMDA Awards.

The 23 year old is Eden Court's Arts Education Ambassador.

She attended Eden Court's Youth Dance Company, Senior Youth Theatre, and a number of other groups, and also undertook both her SQA Higher Drama, and LAMDA exams at the theatre under the watchful eye of tutor Amanda Luscombe.

Karen was also one of the many schoolchildren across the Highlands each year whose in-school drama was taught by Eden Court's Arts Education Team.

Invernessian Karen was on hand to watch and encourage the students - many of whom hope follow in her footsteps - in their performances.

She then presented the 49 young hopefuls with their awards.

Karen said: 'I am pleased and proud to be able to come back to Eden Court and help with the LAMDA awards.

"I did so much stuff at that theatre over the years so it was great to be back. It was very special."

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