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Ipswich: Skilled acts are needed for Ipswich talent show 2014

PUBLISHED: 14:54 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 14:54 17 April 2014

Leah Godbold, who will be performing at Jimmy's Farm in the summer, on satge during the Ipswich Has Got Talent competition last year.

Leah Godbold, who will be performing at Jimmy's Farm in the summer, on satge during the Ipswich Has Got Talent competition last year.

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Singers, dancers and comedians – your time has come as Ipswich prepares for the town’s own version of Britain’s Got Talent.

The judges for this year’s show want contestants who will amaze audiences with their skills – with a chance to perform in the final at the Regent Theatre.

Last year’s winner, singer Leah Godbold, 18, is being booked to perform at venues this summer, including Jimmy’s Farm.

The theatre student said: “It was so much fun. All the contestants became like a little family and it was such a good show.

“As part of my prize I won the opportunity to play at Jimmy’s Christmas Fair, so I did both dates there and on the second day Jimmy watched me and he asked me to play at his personal Christmas do, so that was my first paid gig. Now he’s booked me to perform at his festival this summer.”

Her ambition is to get a job in the West End and her dream role is to play Nancy in Oliver!. However, as a little change she intends to perform a more pop-focused set at this year’s Ipswich Has Got Talent (IHGT).

Her advice for this year’s contestants is to make sure they prepare – and to have a vision of how they want their performance to go.

The event is organised by Ipswich Borough Council and the 2014 heats start with a comedy night at The Dove Street Inn in St Helen’s Street on Sunday, April 27.

This year, organisers are looking for a variety of entertainers - singers, comedians, dance groups and choirs. The grand final takes place at the Regent Theatre on Sunday, June 22.

To apply, call 01473 433377.

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