Singers and dancers from Blackburn to appear in biggest-ever performance of Cats (From This Is Lancashire)
Singers and dancers from Blackburn to appear in biggest-ever performance of Cats
10:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A GROUP of singers and dancers from Blackburn will be among a 3,000-strong ensemble taking part in Britain’s biggest ever performance of the Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Cats’.
Part-time theatre school network Stagecoach Theatre Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an epic performance of the musical at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, on Sunday, March 24.
And a group of 13 children aged from six to 18 from Stagecoach Theatre Arts, based in Shear Brow, will be among the cast.
Exclusive permission has been given by Sir Andrew’s Really Useful Group for the extensive arena production, with thousands of performers from Stagecoach schools nationally and internationally taking part.
Sir Andrew said: “I am absolutely thrilled that so many young people will be able to take part in this very special performance of Cats. Happy 25th birthday, Stagecoach, and thank you for giving your students the opportunity to perform the show in such a spectacular way.”
Since Cats received its world premiere in London in 1981, it has been seen by millions of people all over the world.
It has also been translated into many languages including German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin.
Veronica Bennetts, director of education for Stagecoach, said: “We are honoured to have been allowed to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical and are hugely excited to celebrate our quarter-century anniversary in this way.
“To bring together so many students from across the UK, and globally, has truly been team work on a vast scale and the final outcome will be something to remember forever.”