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Ahead of his Time

Posted at 9:06 am on 13th June, 2018

Year 7 Student Takes to the Stage

We were delighted to hear that Year 7 Wellacre student Michael has been ‘treading the boards’ as part of a project between Stretford Children’s Theatre and The People’s History Museum.

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Michael worked with the drama group to showcase ‘Ahead of his Time’, a musical and dramatic performance which they created themselves.  The play told the amazing story of John Rylands, Stretford multi-millionaire, social investor and builder of Stretford Public Hall.

Michael said:

“I’ve been a member of the Stretford Children’s Theatre since January and we’ve been learning about John Ryland and then turning it into a performance at weekly drama sessions.”  

On 2nd and 3rd June, the cast put on five performances at Stretford Public Hall, each time taking on a different role.  Michael was pleased to play John Rylands himself in one show!

“I was nervous when I played the main part but I got lots of support; my family and friends came to watch as well as the Mayor and Mayoress!  It has made me want to do more acting in the future.”