Appeal to dramatic youths

BOSSES at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion theatre are today appealing for youngsters to come forward and take part in this year's Summer Youth Project.

BOSSES at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion theatre are today appealing for youngsters to come forward and take part in this year's Summer Youth Project.

The venue, which produces the show, is looking for 90 youngsters to take part.

Julie Howes, public relations manager at the Spa Pavilion, said: “Now in its sixth year, the hugely successful Summer Youth Project provides an opportunity for budding young stars in the area to stage and perform a full-scale musical under expert professional supervision.

“Over a two-week period the cast are put through an intensive rehearsal schedule, learning all stage techniques including performance, lighting, sound and music.

“In the second week the show is performed to the paying public in full costume.”

The stage adaptation of the famous 1962 film “Summer Holiday” which starred Cliff Richard, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs and the Shadows tells the story of four young London Transport bus mechanics travelling across Europe in a red double-decker bus on their summer holiday.

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En-route, they meet a singing trio called “Do-Re-Mi” who are on their way to a booking in Athens and discover a nervous stowaway who introduces himself as 'Bobby', aged 14.

It turns out that 'Bobby' is in fact a missing singing heiress called Barbara.

They have many diversions, including romance, song and dance whilst travelling from London through France, Switzerland and Italy before eventually arriving at their destination in Greece with Barbara's mother in pursuit.

Application forms have to be completed and received by Friday April 18 and can be obtained from The Spa Pavilion Box Office on 01394 282126.

If you would like to find out more about “Summer Holiday” and what is involved please contact Bridget Rutherford, Project Coordinator on 01394 282126 or Julie Howes, Public Relations on 01394 288052.

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