Queen's College student heads to the West End
Staff and pupils at Queen's College, Taunton are over the moon following the announcement that Year 12 pupil Millie Gubby will be sharing the West End stage with music legend Michael Ball in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Aspects of Love at London’s Lyric Theatre.
Millie, who joined Queen’s College in Year 7 with a Performing Arts scholarship has been chosen to play the role of young Jenny in this iconic musical. The show will run for 26 weeks, during which Queen’s College will be fully supporting Millie remotely with her A-Level studies.
Headteacher, Julian Noad said, “We are all so proud of Millie. This is an outstanding achievement and an amazing opportunity for her - she is definitely a star of the future. Queen’s is passionate about performing arts and we are proud to be recognised as a centre of excellence with some of the best facilities in the county including of course our 500-seat theatre.”
The new production of Aspects of Love, produced by Nica Burns, has already begun rehearsals and the show opens at the Lyric Theatre on London's Shaftesbury Avenue from 12 May, with an opening night on 25 May.
The production is directed by Jonathan Kent with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is b
ased on the novel by David Garnett and tells the story of Rose Vibert, a beautiful actress who finds herself homeless and penniless after her breakthrough play closes early in post-war France.
Queen’s College, situated on Trull Road in Taunton, is fortunate to have some of the best facilities in the country for Performing Arts and the College is well known for its specialism in the area. The Queen’s Hall, a fully equipped 500-seat theatre complete with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, is used for all major productions as well for rehearsals and practices.
Scholarships at Queen’s College are available in the following areas – Academic, Art, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor Education. For more information, head to Scholarships & Financial Aid Queen's College