A group of talented and very determined students, who met whilst studying performing arts at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, will be staging their original and now full length musical, Spotlights, later this month at the Players Theatre, Lowestoft - The Theatre is owned by The Lowestoft Players.
Spotlights The Musical, cast members. Top left to right: Evie Forsdicke, Imogen Addison, Rachel Carney, Sophie Frear, Ellis Rother; Bottom left to right: Georgia Folkard, Lucy Roper, Judy Martin.
Credit Casey Divall
Spotlights was first debuted at the popular theatre in the town last year in the form of a one hour workshop-style performance.
One year on, and following a successful Crowdfunder appeal to help to finance the project, Spotlights now has around 20 songs, compared with four initially.
“We can’t wait to perform the full show in Lowestoft” said Casey Divall, co-writer and musical director. “After Lowestoft we’ll be taking the production to the Other Palace Theatre in London for one performance.”
To the excitement of these young creators and performers, the London show is proving to be very popular, with tickets almost sold out.
Local keen theatre goers are urged to see the show in Lowestoft whilst the opportunity is still available, plus it will save the trouble and expense of travelling to the capital, and avoid the inconvenience of the pending train strikes!
Spotlights is a new coming-of-age LGBTQ+ musical, telling an empowering story of friendship, heartbreak, and self-acceptance, it’s been taken to the next level by new and upcoming writers, India Crittenden and Casey Divall.
The storyline focuses around fictional character Paige Mallory, a keen and talented performer, who is about to pursue her dreams, moving to London to study at a prestigious drama school, where she meets three new and unexpected friends. However, when tragedy hits her life, she is left yearning for closure. Her friends put aside their differences and unite to guide her through the ensuing depression.
Instead, she lets go of the innocent girl she once was and embarks on a journey of self-discovery; until an unlikely admirer confronts her with the brutal truth as to who she’s become.
This true to life and gritty production includes strong language and addresses sensitive issues such as bereavement, sexual themes, eating disorders and homophobia and is probably best suited for those aged 13 and over.
Spotlights will be performed at The Players Theatre for two performances only on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August at 7.30pm.
To book tickets please visit www.playerstheatre.info or telephone the Box Office on 01502 770020. Ticket prices start at just £12.00, they are good value compared to the London show!