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Stagecoach Students have more opportunities to perform

January 18, 2022
Stagecoach Students have more opportunities to perform
At Stagecoach, we are proud to be able to offer our students performing opportunities at theatres around the UK (and internationally!) and after a number of cancellations in 2020, we are pleased to be returning to regional venues. To kick off the festive month, we first visited the Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Stagecoach Bolton performed a medley from the movie musical La La Land. They chose this because of the great songs. The students also got a chance to show off their strong harmony singing.
The school’s Principal Kimberley Riley-Shipperbottom said, “We were meant to perform this at the Blackpool event last year, but we are glad that it is back on, and we are able to perform at the Grand Theatre.”

Stagecoach Leeds Morley also took to the stage, performing a medley from the iconic 1985 movie Back to The Future. 
Mark Heslop Principal of the school said “I chose Back to the Future partly because I'd just been to see the show on stage in London and it’s one of my favourite movies of all time. I thought it would be something our parents would enjoy watching. It has been good to travel back to 1985 when the movie was released but then even better to head back to the 1950s.”
The Leeds Morley group was a mixture of students from Stages two, three and Further Stages led by Mark and his dance teacher Nicola Booth.

Well done to the schools involved -  

For our final event of the year, we return to the stunning Cheltenham Town Hall for our annual Christmas show. Stagecoach has been performing here for eight years and after last year's cancellation, we are so excited to be back. 
This event is slightly different to our others as it included a two-course meal while the students performed for their family and friends. It is the perfect start to the festive season. 

Stagecoach Newbury and Marlborough Principal Jenny Unthank had this to say: “This is our first event in two years, and we are super excited. We have students aged from six to 18 from Newbury and Marlborough. For most of the students it is their first national event, but for one student Seth it is his fifth and last event. Seth is off to Japan on a gap year after Christmas and it will be his last day with us.”


New Principal of Stagecoach Gloucester Kate Ridley-Holloway said “This is my first event with this school and we can't wait to perform to a live audience and experience the magic of Christmas in the beautiful setting of Cheltenham Town Hall.”
Well done to all the schools involved - 
Our events are open to all Stagecoach students. To find your local school and get involved please visit our website here.