Bradley Stoke PQA students take to the London stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Students from PQA Bradley Stoke perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts students from Bradley Stoke, Harlow and Newcastle dazzled their family and friends with a spectacular performance of PQA’s brand new show ‘The Lazy Ace’ on Sunday 7th February.

As part of PQA’s curriculum, the students have the opportunity to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre London, home to Phantom of the Opera, and get to experience the thrill and buzz of performing on a West End stage.

The Lazy Ace is a musical comedy set on the glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas Strip in the 1950s; Detective Chip Buddy is in search of a card shark known as The Lazy Ace amongst the hustle and bustle of the casino scene. PQA Bradley Stoke had the freedom to be as imaginative and creative with their part of the show as they like, from the casting, staging and choreography.

The principal from PQA Bradley Stoke, David Verey, said:

“The students should be so proud of all their hard work leading up to the show. Their professionalism, their confidence on stage and how their lines were delivered to perfection resembles the highest West End Stage performer. Above all, the students had fun and absolutely loved performing to a sell-out crowd.”

With another 21 academies due to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre London this year, PQA students continue to take the West End by storm!

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This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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