Star brings a taste of the West End to Spalding for drama students

Act II, Clay Lake, Spalding'West End Actor, Peter Polycarpou, doing workshop
Act II, Clay Lake, Spalding'West End Actor, Peter Polycarpou, doing workshop
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WEST End star Peter Polycarpou has been helping the stage stars of the future.

Peter, who is starring in Sweeney Todd alongside Michael Ball, visited Spalding’s Act II Theatre Company to work on the forthcoming production of Miss Saigon Schools’ Edition.

Peter played John in the original production of Miss Saigon.

Sam Gernett, of Act II, said: “Miss Saigon Schools’ Edition is a complex and challenging piece of theatre, especially for young people, and Peter’s help was invaluable.

“He pushed the cast incredibly hard both on solos and ensemble pieces, and the results were clearly evident.”

One Act II member was particularly lucky. Ben Norris who is playing John was directed on his big song Bui Doi by the man who created the role on stage.

Ben said: “It was such an experience to work alongside the person who created the character I would be stepping into.

“I hope I do him proud!”

Miss Saigon Schools’ Edition is on at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, from September 19 to 22. Tickets are available from the box office on 01775 764777.