Former Glossopdale pupil, Bethany Southworth, is taking centre stage in a new production in Liverpool this weekend.
Bethany, who is 18 years old, was a keen member of her school’s musical performances and played Fantine in Les Miserables and Kelsi in High School Musical.
Following that, she became a member of Rachael’s Voices choir and the Glossopdale Community College Wind Band, as well as performing solo at Glossop’s The Moon and Sixpence, The Globe and The Oakwood.
After Bethany completed her A-levels, she ventured to Liverpool to take part in the HNC Musical Theatre class at The City of Liverpool College, which saw her write the songs and scenes for upcoming musical Mind The Gap with other class members.
The song she performs in the show – Don’t Pity The Busker – was written by Bethany herself.,
An aspiring songwriter, Bethany will moving on to study a Pop Music Composition degree at University of Hull in September.
Mind The Gap will be shown at The City of Liverpool College’s Arts Centre this weekend. Please see below for further details.
MIND THE GAP
22nd & 23rd April 2015
2pm Wednesday Matinee
7pm Wednesday & Thursday
‘The gap between fate and reality is a matter of seconds’
Ever wondered what might have happened if you’d missed that train or made that bus? The City of Liverpool College’s HNC Musical Theatre students are doing just that in their brand new musical ‘MIND THE GAP’ which explores the ‘what ifs’ and could ‘have beens’ on 7th July 2005.
As we near the tenth anniversary of Britain’s worst ever terrorist attack the HNC Musical Theatre students explore the events with fresh eyes. Cast member Caitlyn Mccarron explained “We were all about 8 when 7/7 happened so it didn’t directly impact our lives, as young adults we are more aware of its wider impact and exploring the stories has given us a real insight into the human cost of the tragedy and this is what we’ve explored in the show.”
The students have been involved in every aspect of the show from set design and marketing to devising the script and composing the songs. Like the majority of the cast Jake Gardner didn’t have a lot of song writing experience at the start of the project; “It was initially very daunting to think we were going to write a musical from scratch but we are so proud of what we’ve achieved and cannot wait to share it with the public!”
The musical will premiere at The City of Liverpool College’s Arts Centre on 22nd & 23rd April. Tickets costs £5 and £3 for concessions. For information about how to book tickets ring 0151 252 4312 or email email@example.com.