YOUNG performers from the Wildcats Theatre School took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall this week.
Fifty-four children from the West End Wildcats troupe travelled to London for the special performance on Sunday following months of preparations.
The children, aged five to 18, performed a dance routine to a medley from Dreamgirls including vocal performances by 13-year-old Sophie Blackburn, of Hambleton, 14-year-old Amelia Walker, of Market Deeping, and Peterborough teenagers Jess Wise and Jodie Halls.
Wildcats founder Caz Dolby said: “The Wildcats teachers and I are so proud of each and every child who attended and performed on Sunday. Every person did their very best and showed their talents to thousands of people including their friends and family.”
Among the performers were sisters Jessica and Rimini Auciello, of Ryhall.
Jessica, 10, said: “We had an amazing time. You could hear the crowd cheering really loud for the Wildcats as they were all around us. To be able to dance with our friends was awesome.”
The performers were Caitlin Hanock, Freya Hancock, Sofia Burrows, Olivia Titcombe, Charlotte Griffin, Bethan Dykes, Ellen Szulz, Zoe Richardson, Amy Dalby, Bethan Hurford, Melanie Glensmark, Lauren Woodward, Sophie Blackburn, Lottie Voce, Annabel Otterburn. Paige Briggs, Olivia Needham, Chloe Patman, Chloe Simmons, Georgia Burdock, Olivia Hayhurst, Olivia Thompson, Ellie Thompson, Isobel Thompson, Rimini Auciello, Jessica Auciello, Maddie Sanders, Amelia Wise, Jess Wise, Jade Maramahoko, Matt King, Meg Snow, Jade Cunnington, Holly Cunnington, Megan Hurl, Bethany Brakenbury, Sarah Lynn, Helen Holroyd, Amelia Walker, Katie Musgrove, Maisie Greenwood, Jodie Halls, Jessica King, Elise Campbell, Jasmine Pears, Caitlin McClarty, Amelia Hubbard, Esther Brown, Imogen Williams and Ella Burdock.
The group’s next London performance will take place in December.