Youth Development / West End Week

West End Week offers young people a 5-day musical theatre experience. Students take part in workshops covering drama, dance and singing with entertainment industry professionals and appear in a show alongside top West End performers.

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2020 Sponsorship agreed

Felixstowe Rotary Club has agreed to sponsor a number of students for next year’s West End Week, to be held 27 - 31 July 2020.

Concert at the Hayworth Theatre 

This years’ workshops included numbers from Les Misérables, Footloose and Hairspray culminating in a performance at the Hayworth Theatre in the grounds of Ipswich High School on 2 August. Joining the students in the performance were Gemma Naylor and Norman Bowman, both well-known on the West End stage and beyond. Norman also took part in an inspirational question and answer session about his life in theatre.

Felixstowe Rotary Club’s Youth Development project aims to give young people opportunities to develop and demonstrate the confidence to succeed.  West End week does just that and the club is pleased to have sponsored four places on this year’s event. For many it will be a once in a lifetime experience, for others their first steps into the entertainment industry.

Here we see Rotarian Mike Watkin with Mark Connell of West End Week and three of the performers.