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Invite for young dancers at Theatre by the Lake

Published: 18 January 2019

The UK tour of Metta Theatre’s new hip-hop musical In The Willows, starring Clive Rowe, street dancer Chris Fonseca and Let It Shine’s Matt Knight, is reaching out to young Cumbrian performers to appear onstage in the production during its run at Theatre by the Lake, April 2 to 6.

Beginning with a free hip-hop dance workshop from leading dancer Sheila Attah on February 17, successful performers aged 17 to 25 will have the chance to perform onstage alongside some of the country’s leading musical and hip-hop performers.

The production is also encouraging D/deaf performers to apply, as the show will incorporate British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography.

In The Willows tells the story of Mole’s arrival at her new school. But even with new friends teaching her the ways of the streets, can they overcome the fearsome Weasel Grime crew?

David Upton