Local young talent dance alongside professional stars…


Press & PR Assistant, Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

After months and months of rehearsal, the week is finally here where twenty two young men and boys from Birmingham, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tamworth, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Coventry and Leicester will take to the stage to dance alongside professional dancers from Matthew Bourne’s renowned dance company, New Adventures’ in Lord of the Flies.

These Midlands based performers, aged from 10 to 20 years old, have stood out among over 300 young hopefuls who have taken part in workshops and auditions over the past few months as part of Birmingham Hippodrome’s ongoing Hippodrome Plus projects, this time finding the best male dance talent in the region, even encouraging those who have never participated in dance before.

The twenty two young cast members are; William Cornish, 18, from Solihull; Khalid Daley, 17, from Birmingham; Jacob Goodchild, 17, from Telford; Brad Guest, 17, from Wolverhampton; Dereece Leigh-Gayle, 17, from Halesowen; Declan Lewis, 16, from Dudley; Harry Ondrak-Wright, 16, from Wolverhampton; Callum Osbourne, 18, from Wolverhampton; Zach Parkin, 16, from Tamworth, Ben Powney,17, from Solihull; Hugo von Fragstein, 20, from Stratford-Upon-Avon; Louis Williams, 17, from Leegomery; Christopher Wilson, 17, from Hockley; Tom Hammond, 10, from Tamworth; Ethan Daly, 13, from Tamworth, Jack Dolaghan, 11, from Birmingham; Joel Fassard-Jones, 12, from Leicester; Fenton Lockley, 11, from Birmingham; Enrique Ngbokota, 11, from Elmhurst School in Birmingham; Harvey Powell, 12, from Coventry; Nat Sweeny, 11, from Moseley and Alexander Joe Townsend Love, 13, from Leicester.

Break a leg to all of the cast and don’t miss your chance to see this extraordinary event this Wed-Sat. For more info & tickets click here.

One comment on “Local young talent dance alongside professional stars…

  1. Ruth Tanner says:

    Break a leg everyone – my son auditioned for this and got down to the final audition. When he saw the pictures of who got in he’s been telling me who he danced with at the auditions. He says you are all brilliant. Have fun and enjoy the experience.

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