The Show Must Go On

Jul 2005 at Leighton Buzzard Theatre

In aid of Act Against Cancer was a special performance to say goodbye to two members, Hanner Doerr and Ben Jones.

"The Show must go on" in aid of Act Against Cancer at the Leighton Buzzard Theatre. The charity collects money to research cancers specifically affecting young people aged 13-25.The charity was et up in memory of Laura Crane aged 17 who died two weeks after her seventeenth birthday. LBCT show raised £300 for the charity. The group focused on Ben Jones and Hannah Doerr both aged 18 who will leave Leighton Buzzard in September to continue their studies in Drama. Ben is going to Hollywood and Hannah to UWE Bristol. The group also said goodbye to Peter Partridge and Owen Allsopp who have worked with the group for the last 10 years. Owen hopes to study Electronic Engineering at Bristol University and Pter hopes to study Law at Lincoln University. The show featured over 60 local youngsters and the programme ranged from excerpts from Les Miserables, The Mikado, Lloyd Webber and the dance of the sugar plums(a ballet by the boys) Highlights included the tribute to Westlife, the jazz group, the Treasure Island preview and the Les Miserables spots. Hannah sang a fantastic duet from Miss Saigon as well as a beautiful solo from Oliver and much more. Ben sang as part of the Westlife tribute, played saxophone in the jazz group, he also sang a song from the Mikado and much more. Ben and Hannah were advised to "Don't let life get you down" by the Youth section in song and learnt that "Theres a place for the Somewhere"i n the emotional finale. The audience were treated to song, Shakespeare, silly dances and sophisticated performances - a great night had by all in aid of a worthy cause. Hannah has been with the group for eight years, Ben for four years. Ben and Hannah have taken several lead roles in LBCT shows including Nancy and Fagin in Oliver. Ben from Plantation Road was Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Hannah was Abi in Ring of Roses. They both took lead roles in the highly successful Bang Bang You're Dead which was performed earlier this year. Former members Kate Peplow and Eva Clarke compared the show.