Embassy set for ‘Right Knees Up’

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A JUBILEE-themed song and dance production from the Linkage Community Trust will take to the stage in Skegness on Friday.

“A Right Royal Knees-Up” is being promised at the Embassy Theatre on May 18.

For the first time, students from the Trust’s Grimsby and Toynton All Saints campuses will be joining forces with service users and other external groups to perform in the show, with the whole evening being coordinated by local professional vocalist/compere Phil Steel.

A cast of around 150, including pupils from John Spendluffe Technology College at Alford and Linkage Performing Arts lecturer Sam Sillett’s own dance group, ‘Biz School’, will be performing songs and dance representing the music of every decade.

Denise Berry, cover lecturer for Performing Arts, said: “It should be a great night of well-known songs and dance routines. We are hoping for a lot of audience participation with much foot tapping, hand clapping, thigh slapping, and sing-a-long music.”

The opening number will be the well-known rock and roll anthem ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, made famous by Bill Haley and the Comets from the early 1950s.

Other highlights include a medley of wartime songs by Angela Fisher and the young people who live in Linkage Care Services, and a Beatles medley involving Linkage students, led by local professional performer “Ryan”.

Linkage staff will be involved in some singing before a second half of Queen, Rednex, Remus and Lady Gaga.

Part two will also feature a solo performance of ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by 22-year-old Kayleigh Smith, a student at the Toynton campus. Kayleigh excelled in 2011 with a strong portrayal of the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz.

Tickets are £7 and can be obtained from the Embassy Box Office on 0845 674 0505 from the Embassy Theatre or on the night.

The show starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.