Letchworth drama school gears up for world record attempt

Stagecoach Letchworth prepares for world record attempt, Picture: Stagecoach

Stagecoach Letchworth prepares for world record attempt, Picture: Stagecoach - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth drama school is preparing for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show, in line with its 30th anniversary.

Stagecoach aims to have 200 of its schools taking part in the world record. Picture: Stagecoach

Stagecoach aims to have 200 of its schools taking part in the world record. Picture: Stagecoach - Credit: Archant

Stagecoach Performing Arts students in Letchworth will join up with fellow pupils in the UK and abroad this summer to stage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior, performing simultaneously at 6pm on July 1,

Stagecoach aims to have 200 of its schools taking part in the world record attempt commemorating three decades of its schools, which aim to spark kids’ creativity through singing, dancing and acting classes.

If successful, Stagecoach will break its own record from 2008.

Ten years ago Stagecoach organised the largest simultaneous performance of one show for its 20th anniversary, achieving 66 performances of Glad Rags across the UK, Ireland and Germany.

Letchworth performing arts school will competing for a word record title. Picture: Stagecoach

Letchworth performing arts school will competing for a word record title. Picture: Stagecoach - Credit: Archant


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In the meantime, Stagecoach Letchworth is hosting a free Discovery Day on Saturday, which will give children the opportunity to experience the classes that Stagecoach has to offer, and take part in the world record attempt in July if they join.

Letchworth branch principal Jasmine Decker said: “It’s an exciting time for us as we’re beginning our preparations for the 30th anniversary performance.

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“Our Discovery Day marks the beginning of rehearsals, and gives youngsters the chance to join in and get an insight into what it will be like to be a part of the world record attempt in July.

“Alongside great opportunities such as this, we aim to instil ‘Creative Courage for Life’ in our students, infusing them with an inner resilience that can help them flourish in all walks of life.”

Stagecoach’s former students include A-list celebrities and actors like Emma Watson and Nathan Mack – who played protagonist Belle and Chip the teacup respectively in last year’s Beauty and the Beast film.

The performing arts school has also planned additional events to mark its 30th anniversary, including a commemorative charity gala which will raise funds for YoungMinds – a charity focused on the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

To find out more about Stagecoach Letchworth, have a look at their website at stagecoach.co.uk/letchworth or call 07964 099740.

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