Dancing for our friend
A NEW stage show co-written by a former Scunthorpe dancer who died from cancer will be performed by members of Kimberly Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) in her memory.
Forever Dancing Friends promises to be a show full of fun, laughter and entertainment for the whole family. It tells a story of friends meeting and looking back on events that have happened throughout their lives.
Forever Dancing Friends will be performed in memory of Sally Landick, an ex-performer of KAPC who was the show's inspiration. It will feature dance, drama and song, performed by KPAC pupils aged from three upwards.
Kim Gribben, principal of the Enderby Road, Scunthorpe-based centre, said: "Sally died of breast cancer at the age of 30.
"It was Sally who gave me the inspiration to perform the show that she wrote while she was dying.
"She put all her ideas down and gave us the characters and I hung onto it for quite a few years.
"I have decided to do it because she was such a talented girl.
"We have put together her ideas and have an action-packed show for the whole family."
Kim said Sally first performed in Damn Yankees with Wilton Productions after studying musical theatre at Guildford. She went on to appear in Dick Whittington in Sailsbury in 1996.
Kim said: "Lots of people and many in local theatre groups will remember Sally – she was a really talented girl.
"She was great to teach and all the kids in the school are really looking forward to performing her show.
"They are putting in extra effort because they know how important Sally was to us.
"We have her parents coming to watch the show and ex-pupils because Sally left a big impact on so many people. She was a great tap dancer and really good at musical theatre – she had an excellent voice and was good at comedy.
"We hope to raise lots of money for Breast Cancer Research during the week of our show, in loving memory of Sally.
"This show is the first of many performance and events that we will be putting on throughout the year to raise as much money as we can throughout 2013.
"We have a parent doing a sponsored head shave and one of our younger pupils has so far raised more than £300 for a sponsored walk."
The show will be staged at the Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe from Saturday, February 16 to Thursday, February 21.
Show times are 2pm and 6.45pm on the Saturday and Sunday and 6.45pm Monday to Thursday.
Tickets are £6 or £20 for four and can be purchased from the box office on 0844 8542776.