THE future looks bright for a talented young actor after he was given the star role in a pilot for a television programme called Spooked.
Daniel Stokes, who is a student at Caterpillar Performing Arts Schools in Hobs Moat was delighted to get the chance to perform in the children’s comedy drama.
Award-winning TV producer/director Tony Jopia teamed up with Moseley-based novelist and scriptwriter Steve Bishop to produce the drama which saw the 12-year-old battle evil forces as part of a ghost-busting team.
Daniel enjoyed the experience of working in television and learning lots of lines in his script and is now keeping his fingers crossed as the production team are in discussions to see if they can film a whole series.
Recently, students performed ‘Bugsy Malone’ for their ‘Musical Theatre in
Production’ Trinity Guildhall Examinations.
Meanwhile, creative director Michelle Raison, who manages and teaches singing within the Caterpillar school, is celebrating an achievement of her own.
The Solihull resident has recently been appointed as the singing project manager at Town Hall and Symphony Hall, with an aim to improve singing provision in primary schools within the Birmingham Education Authority.
Michelle also writes music for choirs and the good news comes hot on the heels of another success which saw her music
commissioned by Kavoca - a well-known choir in The Netherlands.
Students at Caterpillar Performing Arts Schools receive an hour of dance, an hour of drama and an hour of singing each week.
For more information on joining call 0121 242 1973, or visit www.caterpillarproductions.com or www.michelleraisonmusic.com.