Talented students from Stagecoach Performing Arts in Bicester joined Chigwell, Edgbaston, Evesham, Halifax, Lincoln South and Malvern, taking to the stage in Birmingham Town Hall for a dazzling winter showcase on Sunday December 18, 2022.

The Bicester students have been getting into the festive cheer and worked hard to rehearse for their production.

As part of the show, each Stagecoach school performed a selection of renditions from famous festive films and musicals. 

Guests also enjoyed a sprinkling of Christmas cheer with ‘Home Alone’ and traditional German carols from Stagecoach Bicester, Christmas classics from Stagecoach Chigwell, ‘Muppets Christmas Carol’ songs from Stagecoach Edgbaston, John Lewis Christmas Advert highlights from Stagecoach Evesham, and ‘Rankin Family’ classics from Stagecoach Halifax.

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This performance is the final regional showcase of the year for Stagecoach after a return to stages in the West End,UK regional theatres and international venues.

Students at these showcases are encouraged to both work as a team for their own performance and watch and support their peers from other Stagecoach schools.

Over the 30 years since launching, Stagecoach Performing Arts has seen more than one million students unlock their creative potential.

Without letting a recession hinder the development of thousands of students across the country, Stagecoach Performing Arts continues to report an increase in student enrolments since 2019.

New Stagecoach franchises are continuing to open across the UK and the world, with even more 2023 launches being released in the coming weeks.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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