No time to rest for fund raising young actors

February 26 2018
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YOUNG actors danced for two-and-a-half hours to help fund their Easter production of Les Miserables.

YOUNG actors danced for two-and-a-half hours to help fund their Easter production of Les Miserables.

The 45 students of the Northavon School of Drama, who perform under the banner of Northavon Youth Theatre Company (NYTC), had already completed a rehearsal of the school edition of the show before launching into the danceathon.

The sponsored event was devised and led by choreographer Danielle Shadbolt, with the help of fellow choreographer Ella Manley, and featured six genres of dance - salsa, rock ’n’ roll, ballet, line, modern and musicals.

It raised £550 through sponsorship and donations, which will go towards the estimated £20,000 cost of the production. Further donations can be made via the NYTC’s Just Giving page.

Other fund raising by the students, who are aged 11-18, includes bag packing at the Asda store in Cribbs Causeway, selling home-made cupcakes and organising a musical theatre quiz night.

Les Miserables will be staged in the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury, from March 27-31 at 7.30pm nightly.

Tickets can be bought online at www.nytc.org.uk or by phoning 07980 543691. They will also be on sale in Cadman Wealth Planning on The Plain on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from March 13, from 10am-1pm.

The latest show comes 13 years after the company won a coveted Rose Bowl for best youth production when it first performed the slightly abridged version of the musical.