Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Truro pupil lands West End role

Truro High Year 8 dancer Hollie Jennings
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:51pm 26th September 2017

A pupil from Truro has landed a role in a major West End production.

Hollie Jennings, who is in Year 8 at Truro High School for Girls, will be taking to the stage in "Mardi Gras - The Stars in our Eyes" at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

The two-day audition process was daunting and rigorous with hundreds of young dancers vying for the sought-after spots on the stage which is usually the home of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Only 16 performers were chosen from the 50 who auditioned in Hollie's age group alone.

Rehearsals are already underway in Newport before the dancers head to the bright lights of the capital later this autumn and Hollie says she can't wait.

Mardi Gras Promotions aims to raise awareness of dance by creating thrilling opportunities for young performers to appear on the most prominent stages in the world, from the Royal Albert Hall to Disneyland Paris.

There's no let-up of the pace for the young star who will also be performing in the Hall For Cornwall's fun-for-all-the family fairytale adventure, Sleeping Beauty this Christmas.

Following a gruelling four hours of auditions last week Hollie was delighted to win one of the coveted chorus roles and is looking forward to a packed schedule of rehearsals before the shows in December.

A keen actress, it's been a busy year for Hollie who has starred in a brand-new short film produced in conjunction with Falmouth University, taken the lead role in a major production of 'Matilda the Musical', and also played Susanna in the school's production of 'The Crucible'.

3:51pm 26th September 2017

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Suggested articles
sheviock crash

Car ends up on its roof down steep verge

Rescuers from three Cornish towns got the call

truro

Truro tops list of best family holiday destinations

It beat places like Blackpool and Bournemouth

Most read
bad parking 1

PHOTOS: Ambulance battles to get down Cornish street

Police called after crews were stuck for 15 minutes

accident

Man who died in motorbike crash named

Three vehicles collided in quiet village near Truro

Top articles

BREAKING: Firefighters tackle big pub fire

Cornwall News: Crews from across south east Cornwall are on the scene

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Woman dies after being hit by four vehicles - and none of the drivers stop at the scene

National News: A woman has died after being hit by two lorries and two cars – none of which stopped at the scene.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Tony Blackburn on Keith Chegwin and his 'drink problems'

Showbiz News: Radio DJ Tony Blackburn has paid tribute to his great friend, TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who has died aged 60, and says he will miss his childish sense of humour.

France to ban mobile phones from schools

World News: Mobile phones will be banned from schools in France from next September, the country's education minister has announced.

Alvaro Morata to miss Chelsea's match at Huddersfield due to back injury and tiredness

Sports News: Antonio Conte has revealed Alvaro Morata will miss Chelsea's Premier League match against Huddersfield on Tuesday due to a combination of a back injury and tiredness.

New highest mountain for UK as Antarctic peak taller than first thought

Strange News: Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate.

Older article

PHOTOS: Rare snake bred at Cornish Zoo

Cornwall News: And Newquay is the first in the UK to do it!

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall