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Youth musical group returns to Sheringham stage after two-year gap

Written by  Richard Batson
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A feel-good show of stage song and dance favourites is set to be performed by a troupe of talented young performers at Sheringham Little Theatre.

A Celebration of Musical Theatre, running from April 14-16 at 7.30pm nightly, will see a cast aged eight to 16 showcase their stage skills.

They are excited and eager to step back into the limelight for the first time in two years, after the traditional Easter musical Guys and Dolls was postponed and then cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. 

But the youngsters are aiming to come back with a bang with an hour-long show that will include hits from classic shows, including Guys and Dolls, as well as an introduction to some newer productions. 

Assistant director Katie Thompson said: “The cast are a mixture of experienced youngsters from previous shows and some making their stage debuts. 

“There will be group numbers, duets, solos – and our aim is for the young people to have fun. They are full of energy, enthusiasm and very excited to be back on stage performing.”

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Songs and dances from Hairspray, Shrek, The Sound of Music and Oliver will feature, along with more recent shows such as Dear Evan Hansen and Rent.

There will be guest performances too from some Little Theatre favourites including youngsters Lucy Connor and Charlotte Caldwell along with panto creator Nick Earnshaw who is making a welcome return to direct the show. 

The show signals the re-emergence of the theatre’s Easter youth productions, and comes in a year which will also see the re-appearance of youngsters in the professional  panto.

Youngsters wanting to join the team can find out more upcoming productions and regular Monday night stage sessions on the website www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or by following updates on the theatre’s Facebook page. 

Tickets for A Celebration of Musical Theatre costing £8 are available at   https://sheringhamlittletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624436

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