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World’s a stage for theatre trio
11:41am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
THREE boys will have hands-on experience of work in London’s West End after landing plum roles.
Cameron Gough, Sean Major and Ben Richardson will travel to the capital on November 11 for four days of work experience.
They will get to work behind the scenes at The Playhouse Theatre, dismantling the set of outgoing play The Mystery of Charles Dickens, before helping to prepare for the opening night of Monty Python’s Spamalot.
All three are members of Enter CIC, an arts group in Ferryhill, County Durham, which secured the placement through patron Graham Murray, who is deputy technical manager at the theatre.
Enter CIC is funded by the Big Lottery and raises extra cash for its work to ensure young people can participate and study the performing arts for free or at a low cost.
Sean, 17, of Spennymoor, County Durham, said: “We’ll be building sets, but we’ll volunteer for every job going. It will be such valuable experience.”
He is aiming for a career in the media, possibly working in theatres.
Cameron and Ben, both 16 and from Ferryhill, County Durham, enjoy performing, but feel the behind-the-scenes experience will develop their skills.
Cameron said: “I’ve wanted to do so many jobs, from a scientist to a policeman, but as an actor you can be all of them.”