Posts Tagged ‘West End’

Main School Production- ‘We Will Rock You’ for 7-18 year Olds

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Get ready to fist pump! We are excited to announce that our Main school production for April 2020 is ‘We Will Rock You’. The worldwide smash hit musical written by Ben Elton featuring songs from the iconic band ‘Queen’ such as ‘Break free, ‘Somebody to love’, ‘Another one bites the dust and of course ‘We Will Rock You’. ‘

‘We will Rock You’ is set in a post-apocalyptic world where live music has been banned. Everyone wears the same clothes, has the same thoughts and opinions… to be honest everyone’s gone a bit radio gaga! The story follows a group of young rebels who are trying to restore justice whilst up against the Killer Queen. Will they succeed in time or will they be needing to break free?

Our Main School is for children aged 7-18 and every child within the production will be assigned a specific part with their own lines of dialogue. Our students will get the chance to develop their performing arts skills learning a number of different dance routines and musical numbers for the show.  We have found from past productions that our students really gain confidence from being part of the production, leaning on each other for support. We create a professional theatre production with authentic costumes, scenery, radio microphones and lighting.

If your child would like to be a part of our production of ‘We Will Rock You’ then why not sign them up for a free trial in January 2020 at one of our venues in Bromley, Beckenham, Orpington or Croydon.

West End Training At Young Michael Jackson School

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

West End Training At Young Michael Jackson School for Marcellus


We are so proud of our student, Marcellus, who recently aced his audition in front of a top West End children’s casting director and is now through to Young Michael Jackson (YMJ) School this summer.

This training is in preparation for the opportunity to play the role of young Michael in the West End show – Thriller Live!

Marcellus will be very busy this summer learning drama, dance and singing twice a week at an intensive training course.  He will be working with the production’s London Creative Team, including the West End Musical Director and one of the choreographers from the show.

Marcellus said, “I am really looking forward to this and I am so excited about going to London every week, meeting the other children at YMJ School and working with dancers and singers from the show – this will be my best summer ever!”

Marcellus has been a student at Spotlights for 6 years and started his training with us when he was just 5 in our Little Stars class.  Marcellus has previously been in another professional production of Peter Pan at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre but if he gets through YMJ School this will be his West End debut.

Whatever happens this is a fantastic opportunity for intensive training with a cast of West End professionals. We can’t wait to see Marcellus moonwalk!

We hope he has a brilliant time and if he makes it through to the role of Michael we’re booking front row seats!

If your child would like the opportunity to audition for professional roles in theatre, TV and film the first step is to get in touch with us to try one of our performing arts classes.  We offer all new students a free trial.

After becoming a member of Spotlights all current students then have the chance to try out for our Agency.  We represent young people age 4-18 who have demonstrated a flair in drama, dance and singing.  We provide training in audition technique and give parents support through the casting process.  If you think your child may be the next big thing we would love to hear from you.