Jersey Boy star surprises music students at former school

Michael Pickering presents his guitar to the school
Michael Pickering presents his guitar to the school
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Jersey Boy star Michael Pickering surprised GCSE music students at his former school.

He returned to Thornhill to present a guitar and case to the music department. Michael, who has just finished a spot as Frankie Valli at the Empire, talked to students about his career.

Michael Pickering with pupils from Thornhill School

Michael Pickering with pupils from Thornhill School

Michael is part of a West End production line that Thornhill have been producing for years, with Gary Watson starring in the West End production of The Jersey Boys, Daniel Mackinley in The Book of Mormon, Beruce Khan, from Shakespeare’s globe, performing Hamlet, and Ben Forster soon to star in Elf and then to play the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera next year. All five started out on Thornhill’s famous stage.

“Michael’s visit created a buzz around the music department, it was incredible for him to spend over two hours with our GCSE music students.” “It was lovely to show him our new musical facilities”