Warwick Davis gives short actors new opportunities
20 February 2014 Last updated at 00:24 GMT
Fran Mills is a member of The Reduced Height Theatre Company, a new troupe of short actors.
Growing up in England's midlands, the 17-year-old always had ambitions to perform.
She started dancing at the age of three and appeared in a production of Oliver five years later.
Now attending college, she is acting alongside the company's founder, TV and film star Warwick Davis.
Traditionally, opportunities have been limited for adult actors of restricted growth - something Fran Mills and her fellow actors hope to change.
Fran spoke to BBC News during rehearsals for the company's first production, See How They Run.
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