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Young performers shine on West End stage

MELKSHAM students from Stagecoach Performing Arts recently got a taste of West End stardom when they performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London alongside talented young people from across the UK.

Singing pop classics including ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘I Will Survive’, 19 performers from Melksham joined members of their group in Chippenham and from 16 other Stagecoach schools across the country.

Mia, Isabella and Sienna Bartholomew, Ella Smithers, Katie Knibb, Annabel Wareham, Millie Gmaj, Amy Charlesworth, Michael Kerr, Sophie Hislop, Daisy Baily, Ben Durrant, Kesia and Arwen Lazarus, Storm Padgham, Madison Coles, Darcy Coles, Katie Miller and Libby Howell all made the trip to Haymarket for the performance.

Principal of the Chippenham and Melksham group, Natalie Collins said, “The students were incredibly excited to go to London to perform. No matter whether students dream of being West End stars or they dance, sing and act for fun, performances like this are a huge confidence booster and there is a great sense of camaraderie amongst the pupils.”

Her Majesty’s Theatre has famously played host to the musical Phantom of the Opera since 1986, and students Stagecoach schools across the country stepped into the spotlight to entertain friends and family.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Chippenham and Melksham is part of a network of more than 600 part-time theatre arts schools worldwide, and runs various classes for children aged four to 18.

To find out more go to www.stagecoach.co.uk or call 0808 208 5134.