Young performing arts students from West Bridgford to feature in Guinness World Record attempt for largest simultaneous performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’
• Stagecoach West Bridgford to join thousands of other students in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show.
• Almost 200 Stagecoach schools across the UK and abroad due to perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior this summer.
• Performance will mark 30 years of Stagecoach’s success in the performing arts.
Stagecoach Performing Arts West Bridgford will participate in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show.
Celebrating Stagecoach’s 30-year anniversary, students from Stagecoach West Bridgford will join up with schools nationwide and abroad (including Germany, Canada and Malta) to stage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior.
Performing simultaneously at 6pm BST on 1st July 2018, Stagecoach aims to have 200 of its schools taking part, the Guiness World Record attempt commemorating three decades of its schools sparking children’s creativity through singing, dancing and acting classes. Upwards of 6,500 children will be involved.
If successful, Stagecoach will break its own record, which currently stands from 2008. Almost ten years ago Stagecoach organised the largest simultaneous performance of one show for its 20th anniversary, achieving 66 performances of Glad Rags across the UK, Ireland and Germany.
Tom Dale, Principal of Stagecoach West Bridgford, said, “We are all so excited to be taking part in this Guiness World Record attempt. Our students have been having lots of fun whilst working their socks off to get ready for this momentous event taking place at The Becket School here in West Bridgford.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was released in cinemas in 1991 and is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. In 1994 it was transformed into a spectacular, award-winning Broadway musical by the Disney Theatrical Group, which has been seen by over 25 million people and continues to enchant audiences around the world. Most recently, this ‘tale as old as time’ has again been reinvented, this time as a live-action feature, which is the world’s top-grossing film of 2017, reaffirming its enduring appeal across multiple generations.
Stagecoach boasts a talented alumni base of A-list celebrities and actors. The selection of Disney’s enchanting classic is highly appropriate, with two of Stagecoach’s former students, Emma Watson and Nathan Mack, having played the protagonist Belle and Chip the teacup, respectively, in the film of Beauty and the Beast this year.
Stagecoach Performing Arts West Bridgford is part of a network of more than 700 extra-curricular Performing Arts Schools worldwide. Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life and many children have gone on to study and work in Performing Arts from blockbuster films to countless roles in local theatre productions. Early Stages classes are available for children aged 4 to 6 and Main Stages classes take place for 6 to 18 year olds every weekend during term time.
For more information about Stagecoach West Bridgford, please visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/westbridgford or call 0115 981 1415.