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FAME at town hall

Published Date: 22 April 2010
By Lugan Mail Staff reporter

A LOCAL adaptation of a classic production aims to highlight the mephedrone explosion that has blighted young people.
On Sunday, while the young people performing in FAME: The Musical were in rehearsals in the Links youth centre, staff and volunteers were undergoing training in drug awareness facilitated by Opportunity Youth.

During the production the leading lady Carmen Diaz, played by Rebecca Wylie and Nicole McKeown, dies from a drug overdose. The production team came to a decision to modernise this scene to create more awareness of drug and alcohol abuse and in particular the recent upsurge in mephedrone use.

Links Youth work manager Martin Larkham expressed his gratitude to the cast and production team for highlighting the seriousness of drug and alcohol abuse.

The show opens on Wednesday, May 5, and runs through until Saturday, May 8 at Lurgan Town Hall. The cast and crew are working tirelessly in rehearsals.

One cast member said: “The auditions for FAME took place in January this year and it has been an amazing journey so far. I can’t wait to perform in front of an audience.”

Another said: “You don’t realise the work that goes into these shows, before I joined all I was used to was buying a ticket and enjoying the show. There is so much work involved in putting together a musical, and I have certainly got my eyes opened.”

A spokesperson for the production team said: “This is an amazing group of young people who have dedicated four months of their time to do what they love best - performing.

Tickets are now on sale for the show. The performances begin at 7.30pm and doors open 6.45pm.

Tickets are priced at £6 each. If you have a group of 10 or more please contact Mervin at the box office on 3834 2825 or 07541 441 003 or text the word FAME plus your name to 07541 441 003.



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