Wildcats wow the audience at Mayors Grand Finale
PRESS RELEASE: WILDCATS WOW THE AUDIENCE AT MAYORS GRANDE FINALE - IN AID OF LOCAL CHARITIES
Pictures: Various shots of the Mayor, Councillor Keith Sharp with West End Wildcat troupe members during the event
Award winning Wildcats Theatre School performed in front of a great audience on Saturday night, as part of the Mayor of Peterborough Grand Finale performance. The event, which is held each year raises funds for three local charities; Diabetes UK Peterborough, Macmillan Cancer Support and Peterborough War Memorial and is attended by a variety of local dignitaries and their families from local councils as well as members of the general public. The event was held at The Voyager School, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton.
Councillor Keith Sharp was entertained by the West End Wildcats – the award winning troupe from Wildcats Theatre School who won Showstoppers 2011 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. Since January the group have been looking forward to bringing their award winning performances to Peterborough. They performed three medleys, from the Musical Annie, Wicked and Shrek – in full costume and make-up. The troupe, who are sponsored by Stretton lakes Holiday Lodges in Oakham, and Ketton Cement consists of 45 members of the theatre school aged from 5-17 years. Wildcats Peterborough Manager and Teacher, Kelly-Ann Soper also performed at the event, alongside James De Silva, Wildcats Musical theatre Teacher. There were also performances from other local artists including Tom Fox, Craig Ayto and Becki Tse.
Caz Dolby, Owner of Wildcats said ‘We were delighted to be asked to perform at the Mayors Grande Finale, and show him the great work children and young people from Wildcats have achieved. Many of the troupe are from the Peterborough area and really enjoyed performing to a local audience, the crowds reactions when they performed were amazing’.
Christine Cunningham, Executive Producer for the event said ‘My thanks go to all the acts that gave their time freely to help celebrate Keith’s’ year in office as mayor of Peterborough. I would also like to thank Terry Wright Cycles for donating a bike worth £300 to the raffle at the event. The event was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening’
The event raised much needed funds for the charities and early indications seem to suggest that least £1250.00 was raised on the night through the raffle and ticket sales.
Wildcats run classes in Hampton and at The Cresset – teaching children aged 4-16 years Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama. The classes lead to LAMDA awards as well as the chance to be part of the West End Troupe which performed at this event. For more information please go to www.wildcatstheatreschool.co.uk