The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre performing Little Shop of Horrors

Thirty years of presenting memorable musical theatre in Lichfield is being celebrated in style at the Garrick.

For one night only- July 26 – past and present members of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre will come together to remind us just how successful the company has been over the years.

The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre performing Little Shop of Horrors

Way back in 1985, the late Pat Gibson had the vision to bring together young people from the area to perform shows at the old Arts Centre.

The first show, with the support of Lichfield District Arts Association, was Grease and the company hasn’t looked back since.

The group has changed titles and backing over the years, but the enthusiasm remains.

Past and present members will perform a special 30th anniversary concert. The evening will feature a talented ensemble cast, along with some surprise guests from the LGYT alumni members who are working on stage and off stage in the West End and beyond.

Current confirmed past members performing on the evening include Alex Wadham (currently touring the UK in The MouseTrap), Katie Kerr (recently finished in the UK tour of Wicked, and ENO’s Sweeney Todd staring Emma Thompson), Toby-Alexander Smith (currently appearing in the West End’s Mama Mia) and Sam Buttery (finalist on BBC’s The Voice and recently starred as Leigh Bowery in the revival of Boy George’s musical Taboo) with many more to be announced.

Chairman Oliver Rowe said: “Featuring a combined cast of over 50 past and present members, plus a stunning on-stage orchestra and lots of memories to be shared, the evening is set to be a fantastic showcase of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s past, present and, most importantly, future.”

The performers will celebrate with many songs from the West End and Broadway shows.

The concert is on July 26 at the Lichfield Garrick. Tickets, at £20 circle and £25 stalls, are already selling well from the Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or online. Proceeds will support future LGYT productions.