children get set to go 'wild in the west end'
Children aged 7-15 years from Wildcats Theatre School are preparing for a performance of a lifetime in the prestigious ‘Theatre Royal’, Drury Lane in London’s West End – currently home to the hit musical ‘Charlie and the Chocolcate Factory’.
The children, who are all part of the “West End Wildcats’ troupe have been rehearsing for a number of weeks on two musical theatre medleys. With support from teachers the children have learnt technical choreography and vocals in preparation for the show on Sunday 2nd November 2104.
Caz Dolby, of Wildcats said ‘Our West End Wildcats has performed in some of the countries top theatres including the Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s and the O2. The challenge of preparing performances for such events is always an exciting one and its lovely to see so many smiling faces at the theatre. Children learn so much from these events and gain valuable skills in not only musical theatre but confidence and self esteem.’
The children taking part are also very excited. Sofia Burrows, age 8 from Carlby said ‘It is my dream to be a performer and with West End Wildcats I get to do that on a West End stage.’ Georgia Burdock, age 13 from Baston said ‘'You are given the chance to be an individual and to shine, you can be yourself and your given the chance to do what you love' Chloe Winham, age 13 from Baston said ‘It makes you feel really special and it lets you perform in front of a big audience doing what you love’ Roseanna Clark age 11 from Bourne said ‘There is something magical about performing in the West End, made more magical by performing with all my friends.’
The show is on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 6.30pm and all the children will be involved in a full day of activities including a tour of the theatre, full dress rehearsal and main show event. For more information about any of the Wildcats projects please go to www.wildcatstheatreschool.co.uk