The show must go on in mem­ory of Kenny

Per­for­mance is a trib­ute to group’s late direc­tor

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

YOUNG­STERS from the Hilling­don Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety (HMS) are de­ter­mined to put on a mem­o­rable per­for­mance in mem­ory of their beloved direc­tor, who passed away just weeks be­fore cur­tains-up.

Kenny Frier, who was the in­spi­ra­tion for the youth per­for­mances, died sud­denly from a brain tu­mour in the lead up to the premier of the so­ci­ety’s new show, Sun­shine on Leith.

But the young­sters have shown grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion and de­clared ‘the show must go on’ in mem­ory of Kenny, who was 56.

Chair­man of HMS Ali Whit­tall said: “Now all we need to do is fill the the­atre to en­sure we sup­port the young­sters and give Kenny’s last ever show for HMS the stand­ing ova­tion it most def­i­nitely de­serves.”

Sun­shine on Leith is a mu­si­cal fea­tur­ing mu­sic from Scot­tish band The Pro­claimers, writ­ten by Stephen Green­horn.

Least year the youths,

Now all we need to do is fill the the­atre to en­sure we sup­port the young­sters”

aged from three to 16, opted for an epic pro­duc­tion of Les Mis­er­ables School Edi­tion, but opted for a smaller scale show in 2016.

Cast mem­ber Abby Dear­ing said: “It has been great to be part of a fan­tas­tic com­pany un­der­tak­ing an amaz­ing but less well known show.

“We have re­ally been able to put our own HMS stamp on it and I am sure you will love it.”

The show runs from Thurs­day Au­gust 25 un­til Satur­day Au­gust 27 at Iver Vil­lage Hall near Uxbridge .

So­phie Pat­ter­son, who plays Jean in the show, said: “I have re­ally en­joyed be­ing part of the cast of Sun­shine on Leith, par­tic­u­larly learn­ing the Scot­tish ac­cent.

“I even spent three days at The Ed­in­burgh Festival learn­ing to per­fect it.

“Our direc­tor, Kenny, was an in­spi­ra­tion to us all and with­out him, I would not have had so many op­por­tu­ni­ties both in HMS and Pedal.”

n SHIN­ING ON: Mem­bers of Hilling­don Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety re­hearse Sun­shine on Leith, in mem­ory of Kenny Frier (left)

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