Sum­mer school bright lights of

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By *Stephen Briggs

Tal­ented chil­dren have been tak­ing to the bright lights of the stage as part of a sum­mer theatre school. More than 200 young­sters have been tak­ing part in the Key Youth Theatre sum­mer school, spend­ing a week singing, danc­ing and act­ing ready to put on a per­for­mance for friends and fam­ily.

The chil­dren, all aged be­tween seven and 18, have been work­ing on mu­sic and dance from Tan­gled, The Sound of Mu­sic, Shrek and Blood Broth­ers.

Kin­dred Drama di­rec­tor Paul Collings, who runs the sum­mer school, said: “The school runs for two weeks ev­ery year.

“The young­sters work on ver­sions of mu­si­cals be­fore putting on a big show at the end of the week for fam­ily and friends. Pupils are split into four groups, and work with mu­si­cians and chore­og­ra­phers to put on the show.

“The first week was last week, with the se­cond week this week. There are about 140 peo­ple on each week.

“The first show went re­ally well - there was a great re­ac­tion from all the crowd. The kids are all bril­liant.

“A lot of the chil­dren have been to the school be­fore, and have done theatre work, but we do have some who come and have no ex­pe­ri­ence at all, and they all get in­volved and have a go.”

This year is the 25th an­niver­sary of the school, which has proved very pop­u­lar in pre­vi­ous sum­mers.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Key Youth Theatre email kin­dred­drama@gmail. com

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