Molly Rainford joins fellow TV talent show favourites at Barking’s Broadway Theatre
PUBLISHED: 11:04 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:23 21 May 2013
A year after reaching the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, 12-year-old singing sensation Molly Rainford is preparing to impress an audience on home turf.
Molly will hit the Broadway theatre stage in Barking on Friday, June 7, with a host of fellow talent show favourites in Britain’s Most Talented.
The production was put together by her family and Desire Events to raise cash for St Elizabeth’s, a school and residential centre in Hertfordshire for people with epilepsy and other complex needs.
Among those performing are 2 Shoes (The X Factor, 2011), Lauren Thalia (BGT, 2012), Amy Mottram (The X Factor, 2012), Kai (BGT, 2012) and Jonathan and Charlotte (BGT, 2012).
Molly’s cousin Ben Azevedo, 28, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, lives at St Elizabeth’s and Molly is an ambassador of the centre.
“It’s such a great place,” explained Molly, who lives in Barking. “We thought it would be brilliant if we could raise some money so they could buy new equipment.”
“I’m still in touch with some of the Britain’s Got Talent lot, so we asked them if they’d help out and they said yes and we’ve got some X Factor contestants performing too.”
Since wowing the BGT judges with her incredible voice and landing a place in the final, Molly has gone on to perform at a number of big events, including the Dagenham Town Show.
And in September the former Manor Junior pupil started at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School in central London, after the production company behind BGT gave her a five-year scholarship.
The school has produced a host of stars, including Amy Winehouse, Emma Bunton and Billie Piper.
“I really like it there,” said Molly. “We do normal school lessons from Monday to Wednesday, then on Thursday and Friday we focus on drama, dance and singing.
“It’s great to be with other people who like the same thing – although sometimes when we’re in normal lessons we’ll start singing and the teacher has to tell us to stop!”
n Britain’s Most Talented starts at 7.30pm. Book tickets costing £10 at thebroadwaybarking.com.
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