Standing ovations for more than 100 young actors

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The cast of the Queen’s annual youth theatre show were overjoyed to receive standing ovations for their sensational production of Seussical the Musical at the weekend!

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More than 100 budding performers aged 7-19 starred in three sold-out performances on 4 and 5 July – a company combining members of the Queen’s Q Youth Theatre and Dance groups.This vibrant musical is based on the books of well-loved children’s writer Dr Seuss – bursting with favourite characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and Jojo the young Who!

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After 16 weeks of rehearsals for an enormous production containing 40 songs and plenty of choreography – from jazz and swing by a live band to the cheeky Charleston; several multi-coloured scene changes – from the green lands of the Jungle of Nool to sunshiney Who-Ville; and no fewer than 150 elaborate costume changes… cast and crew are over the moon that all their hard work has been such a huge success!

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“We are so proud of our Youth Theatre at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch,” beams Director and Designer James Watson. We have had an incredible weekend working on Seussical the Musical: stunning performances, passionate young people, and standing ovations from a packed auditorium.

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“Members of Youth Theatre also worked as crew backstage and we have a number of older members leaving to pursue careers in theatre – we’re delighted the Queen’s is continuing to fulfil its ambition to help create the theatre-makers of tomorrow.”

For more details about the Queen’s Education and Outreach work, visit queens-theatre.co.uk

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