Juniors attract record-breaking crowd

CO-OP Juniors are today celebrating a record-breaking week of Disney's High School Musical 2 at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, where the run ended on Saturday night.

CO-OP Juniors are today celebrating a record-breaking week of Disney's High School Musical 2 at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, where the run ended on Saturday night.

More than 90per cent of tickets were sold for 15 performances, with most shows completely sold out, breaking box office records.

Co-op Juniors co-director, Pauline Walker said: “We sold nearly 4,300 tickets, which is remarkable for a smaller venue.

“After the success of last year's show, we decided to double the number of performances to cope with demand. The cast performed up to three shows a day, a real tribute to their professionalism and dedication.”

Co-op Juniors co-director Jeannie Ingram said that after each performance, the young audience asked for autographs and photographs with the stars of the show.

Oliver Brett, who played volleyball captain Troy Bolton, added: “We were besieged for autographs outside the theatre. It was like being a celebrity, slightly surreal, but great fun to see how much the kids enjoyed the show.”

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The Co-op Juniors are performing next at the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe on Saturday, June 27, at Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park on Sunday, July 5, and at the Aldeburgh Carnival on Monday, August 17.

Pauline Walker said: “We're already planning our Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and Charter Hall Colchester for December, and start rehearsals in the autumn.”

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