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Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Concert was simply amazing. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – it did! Musical numbers, performed by past and present members, came thick and fast, accompanied by a fantastic on-stage orchestra. I have for many years been an avid supporter of the Youth Theatre and it was so good to see alumni members, who have gone on to great things, returning to their roots. We were treated to songs from shows performed over the last 30 years – finishing with a couple from Ghost – The Musical, LGYT’s next production in September. It was good to see Chairman and Musical Director Oliver Rowe performing a couple of numbers as well as conducting the orchestra. I don’t want to mention any specific performers – this was such a stunning production that it would be unfair to single out anyone in particular. Suffice it to say, the concert took us on a magical history tour of this company’s past performances from Grease in 1985 to Ghost. Much of the show was dedicated to the late Youth Theatre founder Pat Gibson, who started the whole thing off. The whole evening was a credit to those who have performed – and the people who have supported them – over the years. Here’s to another 30 years.