Starlight ticket date

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Tickets for Calder Valley Youth Theatre’s production of Starlight Express later this year go on sale from August 12.

An epic Andrew Lloyd-Webber production, prices for tickets for this classic rock musical Care £12 for adults and £10 for children and concessions.

A spokesman for CVYT said: “Please visit our website for all the info you will need. This is promising to be one of our best yet, so I hope you will come and support our cast at this show.

“Put August 12 in your diary now to book your tickets. We expect to sell out before show week so please don’t leave it to the last minute to book yours.”

In the early 1970s, Lloyd Webber planned a musical adaptation of Rev W. Awdry’s Railway Series.

However, Rev Awdry refused to give Lloyd Webber permission to use his characters as he felt that he wanted “too much freedom with the characters.”

As a result, Lloyd Webber re-conceived the idea and put together the rock opera on roller skates that became Starlight Express.

The plot revolves around a group of toy railway trains who come to life inside the mind of a small child.

This action packed show combines the song writing prowess of Lloyd Webber, the highly imaginative choreography performed on roller skates and some anthemic songs to complete this highly energetic show.

The cast of youngsters range in age from 9-18 and they have their work cut out between now and November learning to skate, dance and sing and then to combine all three.

The production crew have to convert the Halifax Playhouse stage into something resembling a set Andrew Lloyd Webber would be proud of and along with the lighting and special effects it is set to be a truly memorable production.