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Olivier Theatre Performance

Broxbourne pupils Emily Squires, Tilly Sharpe and Brooke Fearey had the opportunity to perform in the National Theatre London's biennial fundraising gala in a specially commissioned performance of David Bowies Heroes on the Olivier stage. The prestigious ‘Up Next’ charity gala took place on March 7th, with only 100 young dancers and singers from across London selected to perform.

The Olivier Theatre was transformed for one night only; guests were treated to dinner on stage and a new piece by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Other performers included theatrical royalty such as Sir Lenny Henry, Adrian Lester, Tamsin Greig, Simon Russell Beale and Anne-Marie Duff. The ‘Up Next’ gala will raise money for the Learning Department of the National Theatre, which gives everyone the chance to discover new skills and experience the wonder of theatre.

Emily, Tilly and Brook attended a number of rehearsals in preparation for the closed door show. The girls relished the opportunity to work with choreographer Lizzi Gee who was the original Billy Elliot choreographer and has more recently been working on the new London stage show ‘The Girls’.

Congratulations to all Emily, Tilly and Brook who thoroughly deserved to perform at such a prestigious event. Their commitment to dance both within and outside of school is exceptional.