Musical Theatre in new show

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THE Skegness Musical Theatre Company will be performing a medley of musical numbers they have never tackled before at a show later this month.

The company will be treading the boards of the Embassy Theatre in Skegness on February 24, where they will be belting out songs from hit shows such as Billy Elliot and Les Miserables as part of an evening of spectacular song and dance called ‘For One Night Only’.

Musical Director, Peter Wellsted, explained how this arrangement gives the audience a taste of the musicals which, due to licensing restrictions, cannot be performed in full.

“This is an opportunity to sing songs we could not otherwise perform and a chance to showcase the talent of our gifted singers and dancers,” said Wellsted.

Profits from the show will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support, as the society has decided to thank the community for its continuing support over the last 48 years of performing to the town.

The chairman of Skegness Musical Theatre Company, Andrea Hall, said the last few shows had been so successful they wanted to thank Skegness for providing such great talent and loyal audiences.

Hall said: “We wanted to give something back to the community and as unfortunately most people know someone who has been touched by cancer, we chose MacMillan who do such a brilliant job.”

The show also gives an opportunity for some of Skegness’s young performers to shine, as pupils from the Lisa Jay Stage Institute will feature in the production.

The company and the stage institute have a close relationship, with Lisa Jay choreographing their show for the second year.

For One Night Only tickets cost £13 for adults and £11 for concessions. Family tickets are available for £36.

The show will start at 7.30pm and tickets can be bought online at, by calling the theatre on 0845 6740505 or by popping into the box office in person.