Stagecoach take the limelight at rugby contest in front of 57,000

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STUDENTS from Stagecoach Performing Arts in Tunbridge Wells took to the stage in front of a crowd of 57,000 at the London Stadium.

They took part in the pre-match and half-time entertainment at the Aviva Premiership rugby union encounter between Saracens and Harlequins on March 24, alongside Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers and performers from around the country

The spectacle marked Stagecoach’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The crowd at the former London 2012 Olympic Stadium in Stratford was the students’ largest live audience. When Stagecoach take part in Dance the Dream during the parades at Disneyland Paris, they typically expect an audience of around 26,000.

Carrie Harrison-Iddon, Principal of Stagecoach in Tunbridge Wells, said: ‘Performing in front of such a large crowd was an incredible experience for the students, and it is exciting to be part of the 30th anniversary celebrations.

‘This was an amazing opportunity for the students in their formative years.

‘It will teach them how to work with others and will help them build their confidence and performing abilities. I’m sure it will create some wonderful memories, too.’

Stagecoach will perform its summer showcase Once Upon A Time at the Assembly Hall Theatre on Saturday June 16.

Early Stages classes are available for children aged four to six, and Main Stages for six to 18 year olds are held every weekend.

For more information, call 01273 835199, or visit

PICTURE: SING WHEN YOU’RE WINNING: Stagecoach Tunbridge Wells perform at the London Stadium

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