September 9, 2008

Talent Search for Garden

Young people will today begin auditioning for a part in a new musical.

The New Vic Theatre in Basford is looking for 14 to 18-year-olds to appear in The Garden, a musical written for young people. It is due to be performed before audiences in March with auditions today and tomorrow.

Hopefuls will have to perform in front of a panel of judges including The Garden's composer and award-winning musical director, James Atherton, who has previously worked with Channel 4, ITV and The Royal Opera House.

The Garden will be the New Vic Youth Theatre's first musical.

Cathryn Baker, Youth theatre director, said: "The Garden is a brand new and exciting venture.

"We have a first-class team of professionals ready to make this production spectacular - and we want Staffordshire's hottest new talent to take centre stage.

"We want to make our first musical one to be remembered."

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