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A star in the making!
by Gemma Farthing

Kallum has a high frequency hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since he was five years old. He has always loved watching musicals from a young age and has a huge passion for singing and in January 2015 he started lessons with Centre Stage Dance School where he does ballet, tap, singing and performing arts.


We heard that Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions were holding auditions for their production of Oliver at the Regents Centre in Christchurch.  So we sent in an application and Kallum got an audition to perform in front of a panel, a week later they contacted me to say they would like to offer him a part in the show. He was one of Fagan’s gang andunderstudy to Oliver. He recently had to step in as Oliver and performed brilliantly.  To see Kallum perform as Oliver made me so happy and proud of him, he was one of the youngest cast members and played the role fantastically.

Kallum has recently been auditioning for the west end show of Billy Elliot the musical. He was researching online about how children can audition and sent in an application form. He was then selected for his first audition which was in Bristol with 59 other boys, they then sent 40 boys home and recalled the remaining 20 of which Kallum was one. We then had an email asking him to audition in London with 25 other boys from all over the country. This was then reduced to 13 boys and now he is down to their final 5 and they want to see him again!

I am extremely proud of Kallum, I hope he continues to follow his dreams and no matter what happens he has done exceptionally well. He is very excited and proud of himself but has said he has loved the experience and if he doesn’t make it this year he would love to audition again next year.

Fingers crossed for the next stage!

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