Three Thurrock youngsters from the TipToe Stage School, based in South Ockendon and Chadwell St. Mary, are celebrating getting into the touring production of Billy Eliot.
Producers of the West End production have awarded a contract to the Youth On Stage Company, to produce the show throughout 2010.
The three – Tony Collins, 15, Elena Carter, 15 and Olivia Wyatt, 10 were asked to audition after producers saw a performance by TipToe at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. It is an extra special achievement as one of the girls, Elena, recently finished in the London version after playing Tracy Atkinson for two years.
The school’s Principle, Julie Barker said:” They auditioned and we didn’t hear anything for a couple of days, then the producers called to say they had all been successful and have been selected for main roles – it seems our relationship with Billy is set to run and run! I am very proud of them as they are juggling an intense rehearsal schedule alongside TipToe’s main show last week
TipToe, one of the most successful theatre schools in Thurrock, have been established for over 25 years. Anyone interested in classes should call Julie Barker on 07914899438.