Year 9 student Amie Wooton is to dance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London as part of a sold-out show entitled Fright Night.
She attends the Northampton branch of the Pauline Quirke Academy, an organisation that provides weekend tuition in performance arts. Around 200 young people will take part in Fright Night on Sunday 2nd February.
The Northampton contingent will join others from three other Pauline Quirke Academies, for rehearsals prior to the 19:30 performance.
Amie said:’ I have been going to the Academy for about a year and a half since it opened. It is mainly drama, but we also do film and TV, comedy and musical theatre. I like them all. Every three years each of the Academies will take part in a musical theatre production in the West End. As we are a new group we are really lucky to be taking part this year.
I am performing Young Frankenstein and am one of four singers for Tell Me It’s Not True and I have been practising since October last year. It is really exciting because I have never done anything on that scale before and Pauline Quirke will be there. I had been attending another drama school for nine years and decided to go to PQA, which is held at Kingsthorpe College because it gives more opportunities, particularly in TV and film work because that is what I want to do in the future. We have filmed two short films so far; one was a horror film and the other was a silent movie about the war which turned out really well and which we entered for a national film festival. Attending the PQA has definitely helped my confidence in drama and singing.’