The show was performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (credit: Google Maps)
Children from Romford’s Theatretrain Company performed at the venue on Sunday, 17 September for a huge national show.
Theatretrain Romford is part of an 80-strong network of companies across the UK providing theatre training for young people, a select group of whom took to London’s stage.
Romford was represented at the event by Havering pupils aged 6-18 years old.
“We’re Gonna Change The World” is their 12th production at the iconic Royal Albert Hall and saw young performers from across the UK taking part.
Children spent time in their summer breaks practising their lines, rehearsing their moves, and sharpening their vocals to prepare for the big moment.
Speaking ahead of yesterday’s performance, Anneka, Company Director of Theatretrain Romford explains: “We’re all so excited to be a part of this! It is a once-in-a-moment opportunity for our students and really is a show like no other. They will be performing a huge range of roles and taking part in an incredible variety of acts, varying from Percy Faith’s “Theme from a Summer Place” to David Guetta’s “Titanium”!
“There will also be “Happy Together” by the Turtles mixed in with “Beautiful” by Christina Aguliera, so it is a pretty eclectic mix!”
Theatretrain’s show featured a mix of singing, dancing and acting. A large orchestra, an 800-strong choir and a powerful story was told in the arena.
Founder and artistic director of Theatretrain, Kevin Dowsett, outlines the show’s concept: “This show came about because we asked our students, their parents, and their teachers what they think is wrong with the world. We received 50 pages of A4 jam-packed with ideas!
“So out of that we built a show that looks at the problems of young people and the world but more importantly what young people can do to fix it.”
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