and stage star to lead musical theatre workshops in Highbridge
actor and West End stage star John Partridge will be coming to Highbridge
next weekend to lead a musical theatre singing workshop for juniors
final tickets are available for the event, in aid of Alzheimer's
Research UK, on Saturday 9th September at Churchfield School, Highbridge.
led a workshop in Highbridge two years ago that proved very successful.
It was so much fun as he brought so much enjoyment to those he taught
with his infectious, charming and flamboyant personality,"
organiser Siobhan Johnson told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are so privileged and honoured to have him back again this year,
especially as he will come straight off the back of his La Cage
Aux Folles UK Tour and raising money for his nominated charity Alzheimer's
will be bringing a touch of the West End to the southwest and what
a fabulous opportunity for us to experience right on our doorstep
with such an iconic performer."
will be taking two workshops - a juniors group for 8-18 year-olds
in the morning when he will be replicating a scene and song from
a show - and an adults group (for over 18s) in the afternoon when
he will be teaching a song from a show. In addition to the workshop
there will be a Q&A session with him and photo opportunities."
added: "For the juniors workshop I can confirm that he will
be teaching them a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical
'Cats,' to which he is best known as playing the 'Rum Tum Tugger'
in the official DVD. Wow, what an opportunity for the youngsters!
The adults are lucky too as they will be taught songs straight from
his UK tour of 'La Cage Aux Folles.'"
am super excited and feel very blessed and honoured to have a performer
of his stature coming down this way for the day for a second time
and give us the opportunity of learning such fabulous songs from
fabulous shows from such West End Royalty!"
well as being a West End star of 'Starlight Express,' 'Rent,' 'Grease'
and 'Miss Saigon', John is best known for playing the part of Christian
Clarke (Jane's brother) in EastEnders, which he joined in
has worked extensively as a singer and dancer in musical theatre
and is best known as the 'Rum Tum Tugger' in Andrew LLoyd Webber's
musical 'Cats' to which he toured all over Europe and ended up as
playing the role in the official DVD film of 'Cats.' In addition
to this role he also played the main roles of 'Mr. Mistoffelees,'
'Alonzo,' 'Munkustrap' and 'The Rumpus Cat.'
started out at the Royal Ballet School and went onto train at the
Bush Davies School of Performing Arts School, followed by the Doreen
Bird School of Performing Arts. After EastEnders in 2010
John, together with Sheila Hancock and Charlotte Church, was one
of the judges for the new 'Andrew LLoyd Webbers' TV show 'Somewhere
Over the Rainbow'.
2014 he appeared as himself on the BBC's show 'Tumble,' and has
more recently appeared in 2014 and 2015 episodes of EastEnders
for the funeral of 'Lucy Beale' as well celebrating their recent
live 30th birthday episode. John is an active and strong supporter
of the Alzheimer's Society and in 2013 helped launch the Memory
Walks in aid of his mother.
you like performing or singing and would like to take part in either
of the workshops, then contact Siobhan Johnson on 01278 751115 or
07855 642 641. Spaces are limited.