West-End debut for WOAPA student

West-End debut for WOAPA student

Congratulations to Edd Conroy who recently made his London Theatre debut with the prestigious National Youth Musical Theatre in the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Ben Elton  Musical "The Beautiful Game". 

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

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

This production was directed by Hannah Chissick and was presented at The Other Palace Theatre, London. The Musical Director was Benjamin Holder and choreography was by Matthew Cole.

The cast were delighted that Andrew Lloyd Webber was able to attend one of the performances and spent some time chatting to them afterwards.

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

Edd recently performed 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’ .

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