Students close their eyes...and sees dream of West End success

More than 30 Level 3 Musical Theatre Students from Gateshead College will be hitting the high notes and getting in tune for future careers in the music industry as the backing choir for Lee Mead’sWest End Menshow.

The show, which also features other performers Ramin Karimloo and Stephen Rahman-Hughes, will be a sharp and dynamic musical theatre concert featuring some of the top performers from London theatre.

The students will be taking advantage of the opportunity to sing with some of the best in the business when they run through a selection of well known songs from famous musical roles together with a collection of some of the world’s best known show tunes such as Bohemian Rhapsody from We Will Rock You and One More Day from Les Miserables

One of the students who will be singing their heart out as part the college choir will be Rosie Taylor from South Shields.

She said: “I’m so pleased to be part of this show. The opportunity to sing alongside top West End performers like Lee and learn from the very best will be amazing.

“I’m hoping to become a West End star and having the chance to see how they have made music their life and their career will be so inspiring.”

Paul Phillips, part of the creative team at Gateshead College, said: “Experiences like this, where students perform with the very best talent, provide a unique insight into something that can’t be taught in the average class room.

“Our training is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to succeed in industry and required by employers.

“I’m sure they’ll use all the skills and techniques they’ve gained to make sure they hit all the right notes come performance time.”