Budding actors perform a musical celebrating multiculturalism in Barking

PUBLISHED: 12:52 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:06 23 June 2015

Young and talented putting on a show

Young and talented putting on a show


It’ll be curtain up for Broadway Young and Talented’s latest must-see show on Saturday evening.

More than 140 budding actors from across East London are a part of Within The Windrush Dream, a magical adventure about a young girl desperate to escape bullying taunts who suddenly disappears into a picture frame.

The girl then experiences the life of a time gone by when the famous Empire Windrush was leaving the warm coast of the Caribbean bound for the shores of England with the first wave of West Indian immigrants.

The show, which is being staged at the Broadway Theatre in Barking, is directed by BBC awardwinner Roy Alexander Weise and written by Young & Talented’s director Suzann McLean, with music by international singer Juwon Ogungbe.

Suzann said: “I wrote this musical to remember the impactful moment of British history and celebrate the multiculturalism that makes the UK what is today.”

The Young and Talented group is a non-profit organisation, with all the money raised on the night going towards its expansion.

Suzann explained: “We would like to see an increase in young people’s aspirations and a greater sense of entitlement to access arts activities and an increase in the number of young people involved in high quality arts activities.”

The show will starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £3 to £5, for more information or to book call 020 8507 5607 or visit

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