The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot’s Christmas Charity Show 2019 gets under way at Port Talbot’s Princess Royal Theatre on December 15th featuring a host of talented local singers and dancers.
All proceeds from this year’s show, which starts at 4pm, will be donated to Mayor Councillor Scott Jones’s chosen charities – the MS Society Cymru, and the Mayor’s Local Community Fund.
The 2019 show will focus on the talent of young people throughout Neath Port Talbot with two of Neath’s brightest stars, singers Maia Gough and Kirsten Orsborn, already confirmed in the long list of acts.
A former student of Neath based Performance Factory Stage School, Maia is a rising star with a singing voice guaranteed give you goosebumps! In 2015, when she was just 12, she wowed the judges and the whole nation by reaching the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent.
Kirsten, the Forces Sweetheart for the Royal Marines, has been singing since she was seven and is a strong charity supporter doing as much as she can for the many charities close to her heart.
Others taking to the stage will be members of the Class Act Theatre School, which under the guidance of Principal Kayte Walsh, holds classes at Neath and Baglan and is part of the long established Class Act ‘family’ founded more than 20 years ago by Jill Williams in Swansea.
The youth cast of Neath Amateur Operatic Society’s recent musical Annie will also be at the show as will Port Talbot based TDM Stage School. Set up by Terry Michael in 1999, TDM now has more than 175 students in 20 dance and musical theatre classes, and is widely recognised as one of the leading dance schools in the UK.
Many of TDM’s tutors are working professionals with careers in the arts and top West End shows including Thriller, Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You and Chicago.
Members of the Mark Jermin Stage School will also star at the Princess Royal Theatre – the school having now developed across South Wales and beyond into one of the country’s most well respected stage schools. In this area, classes meet on Thursday evenings at Ysgol Bae Baglan.
Others in the exciting line up of talented acts will include the Celtic Beat School of Dance, the Port Talbot based Trehar Academy, whose members are taught by world class Irish Dancer Victoria Trehar Newman, and Makers of Dance Energy (Mode), an exciting street, hip hop and jazz dance group which offers dance lessons for ages three and upwards.
Tickets for the show from £4.50 can be booked online: https://bit.ly/33gIsUU or by calling 01639 763214.