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Wildcats hit the West End in showcase performance on Sunday 8th December 2013

Wildcats Academy, based in Stamford are getting ready to take to the stage once more in the heart of London’s West End.

Wildcats Theatre School and Academy, based in Stamford are getting ready to take to the stage once more in the heart of London’s West End.

On Sunday 8th December, children from the West End Wildcats troupe will perform 3 medleys at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket.  The group, aged 6-16 years have been working hard for the past three months perfecting their routines in preparation for the big day. The West End Wildcats will be performing pieces from Newsies, Mary Poppins Musical and Thriller Live.

The Wildcats Post 16 Academy is also performing on the same night.  The Academy is made up of 45 students aged 16-21 who are all studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre.  The students have been working on their pieces for a number of weeks, choreographing their own routines with support from the tutors at Wildcats.  The Academy are performing numbers from hit musicals including 42nd Street,  Bring it On, Catch me if you Can, The Wedding Singer and Chorus Line.

 Georgia barks, age 17 from Orton Longueville is one of those students lucky enough to be taking part. She said ‘Performing at a stage like Her Majesty's is what every performer dreams of. I have been to see shows in London since I was a little girl and knowing it will be me on that stage in December is very surreal. It is an amazing opportunity that we have been given and I'm very excited to show everyone all the hard work we have put into learning and choreographing our pieces.

Molly Tomlin, age 16 from Cottesmore said ‘ Her majesty's theatre is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. 

 I've only ever performed in the small local theatres. My dream is to perform in London and I never imagined a dream could be fulfilled so soon. I don't think I will believe that I've actually been given this opportunity until I’m stood on the stage.’

Caz Dolby, Owner of Wildcats Academy said ‘It is fantastic that local young people are having the opportunity to take part in performances in such prestigious venues such as Her Majesty’s theatre.  We try to make sure that our Post 16 Academy courses offer real life experience of being on a stage – and this performance forms part of the students assessed work.  Everyone is looking forward to the show and cannot wait to perform.’