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Young Moray musical stars go online


By Alistair Whitfield

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St Giles Musical Theatre Group is launching a competition to help dispel the disappointment of repeatedly having to cancel its last show.

The group had been hoping to perform Shrek The Musical at Elgin Town Hall this week.

So to mark what should have been show week the theatre group is currently posting onto Youtube some of its past performances.

Hands up who's a believer. Cast members in rehearsal for Shrek The Musical. Watch the video below.
Hands up who's a believer. Cast members in rehearsal for Shrek The Musical. Watch the video below.

In addition, at the weekend it will also launch a competition related to its new show – What's Up Westend – which will be staged in April 2022.

Lyndsay Knight, the group's chairperson, says: "The cancellation of Shrek has been a huge blow to over a hundred young people who spent many hours rehearsing.

"The show was originally scheduled to happen a year ago, but a fortnight beforehand the country went into lockdown.

"It was hastily re-scheduled for August, then, as the months went on, to April this year.

"Sadly, in January, we realised that it was still not going to be possible to perform."

In their new show the group will be performing songs from 15 well-known musicals whose first letters spell out the phrase 'What's Up Westend'.

The point of the competition is to try guess what those musicals might be.

Entries listing the various shows which you reckon might be involved can be submitted either to the group's Facebook page or to sgtheatregroup@gmail.com

St Giles' Theatre Group is an outreach project of St Giles' and St Columba's South Church.

Formed in 1989, it is open to anybody between the ages of 10 and 19 in the Elgin area and aims to build confidence and help foster fellowship amongst the young.

Many past members of the group have gone on to professional careers, not least the Hollywood star Kevin McKidd.


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