Performing arts students take to the West End stage

Haywards Heath Stagecoach students performing in the West End
Haywards Heath Stagecoach students performing in the West End

Performing arts students from Haywards Heath stepped into the spotlight recently at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

On Sunday July 10, pupils from Stagecoach Performing Arts Haywards Heath sang, danced and acted on the notorious West End stage.

Their set was called ‘Kidz’, inspired by a host of children’s films it included the songs, ‘Revolting Children’ from Matilda and ‘ABC’ by the Jackson 5.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Haywards Heath principal, Jane Shakespeare-Kearns says: “The show was very creative and the students performed with confidence and expertise.

“It takes courage to stand up on stage in front of a large audience and I was incredibly proud to see them execute their well-versed songs and routines so well.”

The Haywards Heath students joined 15 other Stagecoach schools from across the country in the production.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Haywards Heath is part of a network of more than 600 part-time performing arts schools, which has nearly 40,000 students, around the world.

Early stages classes are available for children aged four to six and main stages classes take place for six to 18 year olds.

The Shaftesbury Theatre original opened in 1911 and has played host to musicals such as ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Motown the Musical’.

For more information about Stagecoach Haywards Heath, please visit their website http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/HaywardsHeath