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This production achieved so many good things and the feedback has been tremendous!
Here is a little background...
Students of Catmose College in Oakham performed my musical Phantom Love at the prestigious Curve Theatre in Leicester on 4th February 2014 The musical is set in WW1 trenches with the storyline of guardian angels and loved ones never leaving us, but they remain forever in our hearts through memories and in spirit.
This production touched the hearts of so many people in so many ways:- ·
Building childhood memories – It thrills me to think that each child in the production has be given a special memory that will live in their hearts forever (it might even be the inspiration needed for further acting). To stand on such a magnificent stage and feel the audience appreciation for their performance will give them unlimited self-confidence and self-belief and something that they will be able to talk about for the rest of their lives. ·
Rutland’s tribute – It makes me feel very proud that an original Rutland musical has been performed by a Rutland College as a Rutland tribute to the bravery to the soldiers in WW1, especially in the special anniversary year 2014. ·
Funds for good causes – To know that every ticket sold is money that will go to help others. As the storyline of the musical is about Guardian Angels, love and hope, this seems a very apt and a natural thing to do and I feel very passionate about doing good things through my music. ·
Educational tool – What better way for young people to learn about the hardship, bravery and unthinkable conditions that were endured during WW1 than to learn a script that takes them into the very world of a WW1 soldier and as acting is all about `feeling’ a character and not just reading words from a page, I know that this musical will give each member of the cast the most unique way of learning history. As for young audiences, I feel that they too will find this a unique way of learning history. By watching this young cast perform, they will be able to relate far more easily to this period and take home with them a story of not only the cruel aspect of war but also an uplifting message of love and hope. ·
Remembrance – Bravery and horror are two products of war that should always be remembered in our hearts to help make this a better world - `Lest we forget’
The well-known professional actor and TV/film scriptwrighter (writer of `Made In Dagenham') William Ivory said "It's beautiful...so heartfelt. A gorgeous piece of drama