Youngsters Put Finishing Touches To Show

The curtain will go up tonight on the Fame-style show, put together by kids at the Youth Hub.

And it’s all been done in just four days.

The 24 youngsters have been working hard during the week to pull together the 45-minute performance from scratch.

Stephanie Johnson, from Cornwall Dance & Drama Theatre, says it’s a story about a young girl, Morales Dias, who goes to the school of performing arts and tries out classes for singing, acting and dancing. She’s pretty rubbish at the start, says Stephanie, but in the best theatrical tradition, wins out in the end.

Dance expert Lisa Ann Hillman has been teaching the kids to dance ‘hip-hop’ style. Lisa says they’ve picked it up so quickly that they’ve even started putting in their own moves. And she says the level of talent amongst the youngsters here in Scilly is “brilliant”.

Sapphire, who plays the lead role of Morales, says the sessions have been fun, particularly the hip-hop sessions. She’s also been impressed with the singing lessons, which have taught her how to act while singing.

Helen McGuinness from the youth hub says this is the second time that they’ve worked with Stephanie and can’t believe what the youngsters have pulled together in the few days they’ve had.

Helen says tickets for the performance at 7:30pm this evening will be available on the door at the Town Hall or beforehand at the Children’s Centre at Carn Thomas.

The show is free but there will be a collection for the Poppy Appeal.