Newham students celebrate theatre show’s anniversary

Elaine Grant (far left) and Ellie Shaw (far right) from Mousetrap Theatre Projects with East London

Elaine Grant (far left) and Ellie Shaw (far right) from Mousetrap Theatre Projects with East London Science School students and the cast of Stomp (Picture: Luke Varley) - Credit: Luke Varley

Students attended a birthday celebration with a difference as hit show Stomp marked 13 years in the West End.

To mark the occasion, children from across the country gathered at the Ambassadors Theatre for a special matinee production.

Among them were a group of teenagers from the East London Science School, who also met the cast for a post-show question and answer session.

Steve McNicholas, co-creator of Stomp, said: “we wanted to find a different way to celebrate 13 years in the West End and what could be better than opening our doors to other 13-year-olds?”

It was organised by the Mousetrap Theatre Foundation, whose director Susan Whiddington said: “We have used this opportunity to reach out to schools in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities.”


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