Dereham tops list for 'lost' musical
Norfolk pupils are helping bring back a lost gem of musical theatre to amateur groups around the country.Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have teamed up with the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and Lord Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group, to give local actors a rare chance to stage one of their first works The Likes of Us.
Norfolk pupils are helping bring back a lost gem of musical theatre to amateur groups around the country.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have teamed up with the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and Lord Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group, to give local actors a rare chance to stage one of their first works The Likes of Us.
It was the first show the world-renowned duo wrote together and Dereham is top of the bidding list to be one of the first places in the country for it to be performed.
As part of the publicity for the play, local amateur dramatic groups are contributing clips of them performing the play to be put together on a trailer advertising the musical.
You may also want to watch:
On Sunday, 27 children aged between seven to 18, from the Dereham area, all acted out scenes at the Victorian School in Great Cressingham.
Zelda Rolfe, a youth adviser for NODA, said: “We were there all day and it was a hard day. It was raining in the morning so we couldn't film outside.
- 1 Woman who died in A47 collision named
- 2 Tributes paid to talented Dereham golfer Richard Wilson
- 3 Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry on A47
- 4 Major rush hour delays expected as crash involving lorry closes part of A47
- 5 Norfolk troops kill terrorists in Mali after coming under attack
- 6 New gym set to open at town's business park
- 7 Thousands of pounds given to surgery in Lorraine's memory
- 8 Man charged with arson after blaze ripped through flat and gardens
- 9 Norfolk scams: DVLA texts and family WhatsApp messages
- 10 Van artist creates 'most emotional picture' over teen suicide
“All the children were in the schoolroom, which is a very small space to film. It was a great learning experience for them.
“It's different to coming on stage, performing and then leaving. They'll be filming, then stopping, then filming again. It's very tiring. They did very well.”
The film footage will now be sent to London to be considered for use in the promotional material, and the BBC may also show the film on the big screen in Norwich.