West-End beckons for WOAPA student

Congratulations to Edd Conroy who is about to make his London theatre debut this summer with the prestigious National Youth Musical Theatre in the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Ben Elton  Musical "The Beautiful Game". 

This production will be directed by Hannah Chissick and will be presented at The Other Palace theatre, London. The musical director is Benjamin Holder and choreography is by Matthew Cole.

Around 1000 young people originally auditioned with NYMT which was whittled down to approx 200 people for call-backs.

Edd will be appearing as 'Ginger' in the production, marking his first appearance in a West-End theatre.

Edd has attended Performing Arts classes for the past 6 years at WOAPA and has gained a Bronze Arts Award.
He recently achieved a distinction for his Bronze-level Drama LAMDA examination and is currently studying Drama, French and English at A-Level.

Edd is currently in rehearsal with Oxfordshire Youth Musical Theatre playing Riff in 'West Side Story' (April 2018).
He has also appeared professionally in the national tours of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and in the Children's Choir for 'Joseph And The Amazing Techni-color Dreamcoat". 
Previous appearances also include Michael in 'Billy Elliot', Gaston in 'Beauty & The Beast', Fagin in 'Oliver!' and he appeared last year with OYMT at The Playhouse, Oxford, as Nanki-Poo in ‘The Hot Mikado’ .

The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game (sometimes performed as The Boys in the Photograph) is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton about a group of teenagers growing up during The troubles in Belfast in 1969.

The plot, which is centred on a local football team, focuses on the attempt to overcome the violence that has engulfed their community.

The Beautiful Game originally opened on 26th September 2000 at the Cambridge Theatre, London.

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