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Young performers to star in Cats at the weekend
A BUDDING stage star from Amesbury is about to take on the biggest role of her life so far.
Eloise Tyler, 14, has been chosen as one of 3,000 children from across the country to take part in Britain’s largest ever performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the weekend.
She said: “It is bigger than anything I’m used to and I’m really excited about it.”
Eloise, a pupil at Stonehenge School, is in the dance troupe and is one of 43 youngsters from Stagecoach in Salisbury who will be celebrating the organisation’s 25th anniversary with a performance of the world-renowned musical at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Sunday.
Veronica Bennetts, director of education for Stagecoach, said: ‘We are honoured to have been allowed to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical and are hugely excited to celebrate our quarter-century anniversary in this way.”
The main cast will comprise 50 specially selected dancers and 500 singers in a grand choir from 13 Stagecoach schools. An additional 2,500 young performers from a further 47 schools throughout the UK, Malta, Germany and Ireland have been allocated a selection of the Cats score to bring their own individual creative dances to life at the arena.