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Opportunity knocks for keen starlets

YOUNG people in the Midlands have the chance of a lifetime this summer with the opportunity to perform in a West End-type show.

YOUNG people in the Midlands have the chance of a lifetime this summer with the opportunity to perform in a West End-type show.

The Back to Broadway summer school comes to St Martin’s School in Solihull for a week, commencing on Monday July 27 .

Forty five local children, aged from nine to 17, will receive training from qualified coaches and top West End stars including Graham Tudor, from the West End show Mamma Mia, and Helen Noble, professional stage actress and former star of TV’s Hollyoaks.

Helen said: “Believe it or not I actually used to be shy but when I discovered my passion for performing it really helped build my confidence in everyday life situations.

“The great thing about this summer school is that it is open to all kids from the age of 9 to 17 years.

“Even if your child is lacking in confidence and feels as if they have no talent at all then it makes no difference. “All they need is enthusiasm and a love of performing. Our aim is to help them to achieve the rest!”

Both Helen and Graham have hands-on experience of teaching at the TrEAD stage school in Liverpool which was founded in 2007.

The week-long experience will culminate in a performance by the children, the proceeds of which will be donated to local charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The 2009 summer school team have also secured the UK Licence to teach Disney’s High School Musical.

For more information contact Sue Bearcroft, Director of Back to Broadway, on 01297 553602 or by email to enquiries@backtobroadway.co.uk.

 

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