Actors bring musical theatre back to life in outdoor show

A Dream has occur real for a youthful actor as he staged an outdoor musical

A Dream has occur real for a youthful actor as he staged an outdoor musical theatre present at his previous university.

Knutsford pupil Lewis Baron teamed up with West Close star Charlotte Wakefield to return to the put exactly where they both executed for the initial time.

Charlotte Wakefield

West Finish star Charlotte Wakefield and Lewis Baron

The pair staged a charity concert at Egerton Key Faculty and raised £800 for the Theatre Aid Fund, which supplies monetary guidance to one of the industries toughest hit by the pandemic.

Lewis has fashioned a new corporation, Knutsford With each other for Theatre to give showcase live performance.

Knutsford Together for Theatre

The forged of Knutsford Collectively for Theatre on stage at Egerton Most important College field

“I am a performer myself and through lockdown I was incredibly bored as we experienced no get the job done,” said Lewis, 19, researching theatre and accomplishing arts at Salford College.

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“I have labored with lots of individuals in Knutsford and place out a publish to see if request if anyone was interested in a socially distanced musical theatre efficiency.”

Ben Evans Clarke, a theatre technician and musical director responded with a forged of enthusiastic volunteers.

Lewis Baron, Ollie Ball and Tom Langham

Lewis Baron, Ollie Ball and Tom Langham

The crew staged a present, executing tracks from hit musicals at Egerton fields, and been given rapturous applause.

“The response from the viewers was definitely phenomenal,” claimed Lewis. “People sat on rugs and picnic chairs.

“It was wonderful to go back to our roots and accomplish in a house we grew up in.

“Anyone absolutely loved it. Knutsford is a theatre wealthy ecosystem and to be ready to arrive and see are living theatre was truly specific for a lot of people today.

“It was beautiful to see amateurs and locals coming with each other after such a prolonged time of isolation.”

Guest star Charlotte, 30, has executed in many massive West Conclude demonstrates and Tv productions.

“We equally went to Egerton Key and Knutsford Academy,” claimed Lewis. “My aspiration is to comply with in her footsteps, performing additional theatre and Television roles and earning acting a whole time job.

“I adore escaping the genuine world and performing. It has actually served my mental overall health. It tends to make me happy to be on phase.

“I appreciate the strength off the viewers and the applause.”

Lewis is bursting with exhilaration as he hopes to produce the new theatre firm.

Lewis Baron

Lewis Baron has plenty of exciting strategies in the pipeline

“I have lots of designs for workshops, live shows and complete exhibits,” he claimed.

“I hope to perform with church buildings which have beautiful areas.

“I would enjoy to perform with the council and try and do far more things exterior. There is a attractive minimal triangle of woodland spot outside the principal entrance of Tatton Park.

“I have learnt so considerably from this process about new music, staging and funding. It is the initially time I have at any time made and directed a display.

“Now that every thing is opening up, I am actually thrilled and would enjoy to do a ton extra.”