Kettering schoolgirl wins place in West End performance troupe

Martha Winterflood from Kettering
Martha Winterflood from Kettering

A Kettering teenager will perform for thousands of people at events this winter after winning a place in a West End performance troupe.

Martha Winterflood, 14, has won a place with West End Kids, a musical theatre song and dance troupe, following a tough audition and lengthy trial period.

She will be performing for tens of thousands of people at events this winter, appearing with the troupe alongside the casts of West End shows and some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Over the next couple of months, the troupe will appear at numerous events, including the Clic Sargent Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, A West End Christmas alongside the casts of West End musicals, Hamleys Christmas toy parade in Regent Street, Great Ormond Street Hospital Christmas parties and the Westminster Carer Awards.

Martha said: “I’m so excited to have passed my audition and trial period.

“The troupe performs at some of the best events and venues throughout the year and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

“I’m particularly excited about performing at the Royal Albert Hall later this season.

“It’s such a prestigious venue and it’s a real honour to get to perform at a world famous venue in front of thousands of people.”

Martin Williams, founder and artistic director of West End Kids, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martha to West End Kids.

“She is a talented young performer and we are confident she will be an asset to our troupe.”

He added: “Our audition process is thorough.

“To be part of our troupe you not only have to be a strong singer and dancer, but you have to be prepared to work hard.

“We are very demanding, but we know that talented kids love to be pushed hard and so that is what we do.”

West End Kids is a 20-strong elite musical theatre song and dance troupe.

Based in central London, the company provides a unique programme of ‘on the job’ training, combining intensive weekend rehearsals with a busy performance schedule.

West End Kids performs at major events, national celebrations and high profile charity events.

Their most recent performances include West End Live in Trafalgar Square, Chelsea Flower Show, Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor Castle and Concours of Elegance, also at Windsor Castle.

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