Amy Lowes-Smith
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YOUNG people who hope to make a career in showbusiness are taking part in Stage Experience at the Sunderland Empire.

It’s a two-week scheme allowing budding performers and technicians to work with a professional director, choreographer, musical director and technical team, gaining tuition in their chosen area and producing a version of Bugsy Malone.

In a series of blogs, the young people involved are telling us what Stage Experience means to them. The first here is from Amy, aged 16 from Seaham, who is taking part in her first Stage Experience.


“My name is Amy Lowes-Smith and I am a member of this year’s Stage Experience at the Sunderland Empire, consisting of over 150 cast members and technical crew.

“I am playing the part of a Moonshine Moll. These parts have been added to the show to give more people the opportunity for a main role.

“It is only our second day of rehearsals and already I believe we have made huge progress.

“Today as a full cast we were able to choreograph two songs and set them on the stage but a lot of progress has also been made with the principal cast as they have had a lot of time to work with the directors.

“Not only is it a great experience to perform on stage but is a fantastic place to meet people who have the same interests. Already I have met some lovely people who I will hopefully stay in contact with.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two days and I look forward to the rest!”

Get tickets for Bugsy Malone from the Sunderland Empire website