From Pembrokeshire to the West End

  Angharad Sanders, who runs Pembrokeshire-based Limelight School for Performing Arts, heads to the West End this week as guest musical director for two performances at critically acclaimed The Other Palace, current home of Heathers: The Musical.

The Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre, drama school of the year in 2020, is hosting its industry showcase tomorrow in the heart of theatreland. An industry showcase is a chance for those students about to graduate to display their skills for an invited guest list of performing arts professionals, from agents to casting directors.

On the  same evening, Angharad also appears as musical director for Grads Sing the West Enda professional production with a line-up of talented performers and a live band, performing songs from the West End and beyond.

Angharad said about the shows: “When I moved home to Wales to have my eldest son and opened Limelight, I wanted to ensure that my teaching in the performing arts world always remained relevant and in touch with the ever-changing world of performance. Finding our way online in the past few years has been hard, but has also opened up many amazing opportunities for our students to work with performers across the globe.

“However, it is truly exciting and a real privilege to be invited to be the musical director for both of these fabulous live shows in the heart of London.”

These performances will be the first in-person performance that Angharad will be musical director for since the pandemic and her recent maternity leave.

“I am really looking forward to being back in the English capital, but also to bring my experiences back to Pembrokeshire to support our young artists on their journeys, wherever life may take them. I am passionate about mindfulness and wellbeing through performing arts, and the confidence and self-esteem that this can bring, and keeping in touch with the professional world, hopefully, allows me to truly support our young artists on their path.”

Her next appearance will be as musical director for the Gelliswick Community Choir at the Hakin Jubliee Street Party on 3 June Following this will be the Limelight performance You Will Be Found at Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre on 17 July. The school is performing to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the local charitable foundation Megan’s Starr Foundation which offers support for young people dealing with bullying and mental health issues. Tickets will be on sale soon from the Torch Theatre box office. To find out more about Limelight School for Performing Arts visit www.facebook.com/limelightpembs.

For more information contact Angharad Sanders: angharad_sanders@hotmail.com / 07949 107365.

Kitty Parsons

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