Young performers hit beat in new play

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New member Georgie Jessop is taking a leading role in Calderdale Theatre School’s next production, ‘The Monkey King’.

Georgie, who is in year 10 at Brighouse High School, and 39 other young performers have been learning Taiko drumming for their roles in the lively adaptation of the classic Chinese tale.

She also takes the role of Guan-Yin, a Chinese Buddhist goddess. ‘The Monkey King’, which is written by Robert Garrett and directed by Stephen Finegold, will be staged at Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax, from Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June1.

 

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