June 2008 at Vandyke Upper School
A charity performance held at The Vandyke theatre in aid of Action for Sick Children raised £500 thanks to the talents of members from The Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre Youth Section. The group which has over 50 members put on a special "Showstoppers" production with songs from the shows including highlights from Oliver, Annie, High school musical, the Mikado, Ring of Roses, Oklahoma! and many more. They were joined by 18 members from the Children's Theatre who presented songs from their forthcoming production "Alice The Musical" which will be shown at The Leighton Buzzard Theatre in September.
The show was celebrating the local youngsters who belong to the group led by director Sally Allsopp and co-director Janine Nightingale. The evening especially focused on the youngsters who are leaving the town to go onto university in September. James Trendell, Jenny Bernarde, Tammy Oxley, Dawn Mayne and Lydia Watkins as they leave to study Drama, Law, Media, Computer Science and Medicine. James to Southampton to study Computer science, Jenny to Sussex to study Media, Tammy to Leeds to study Medicine, Lydia to East 15 to study Drama and Dawn to Bristol to study Law. LBCT is about young people and the special things they do. They have been excellent LBCT members, always giving their very best and have a joint total of over 36 years service!!! The leavers choose a charity to support and this year they have chose Action for Sick Children and dedicated the performance to the memory of Lydia's cousin Lucy Hawthorne.
It was a wonderful evening of entertainment presented by last years leavers who came back from Higher education courses to host the show. Vanessa Lee who is studying Art at Dunstable College, Joe Childs who is studying accountancy and Hayley Green who is studying Drama.