King’s Lynn Corn Exchange
Youngsters from the Long-Sutton based Backstage Academy thrilled a packed audience on Saturday evening.
Performing an original composition by Backstage director Helen Weekley, their dancing and singing was spot on.
The all-girl cast ranged in age from eight to 19-years-old, with 17-year-old Gintare Auglyte stealing the show as Cleopatra, including a brave, spine-tingling encore of love ballad “The End of the World”, after her original effort at the start of the show had been marred by a sound problem.
All the cast shone, but the confidence and ability of 11-year-old Maisie Pratt as Tutankhamen and 10-year-old Kirsty Wattam as Nephthys stood out for me.
But this wasn’t about individuals. It was about a group of dedicated youngsters working hard to put on a great show... and succeeding.