Record-breaking youth theatre group from Tendring is to take performance of Legally Blonde to Germany

The Youth Theatre Performerz rehearsing their production of Legally Blonde: The Musical

The Youth Theatre Performerz rehearsing their production of Legally Blonde: The Musical - Credit: Archant

A Guinness World Record-breaking youth theatre from Tendring is hard at work – rehearsing for a performance it plans to take abroad.

The Youth Theatre Performerz will be performing its version of Legally Blonde: The Musical to packed crowds in the German town of Biberach from April 5-8.

Back in 2012 the youngsters broke a world record by learning and performing a play in just 24 hours.

Their visit to Germany will be followed by a string of performances at Clacton’s Princes Theatre at the end of May.

“We have a fantastic following in Germany and are very well-received,” said the show’s director, Melissa Wenn. “There will not be a spare seat at the performances and the cast will be signing autographs after the show. It really is amazing.

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“It is great to be able to introduce talented children into the world of musical theatre – along with a chance for them to perform abroad.”

The cast will be made up of young people aged from 14 to 21 from across the district.

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And the trip is an opportunity for them to take part in a full-scale production and experience taking to the road as part of Town Twinning celebrations in Biberach.

The group, which operates out of a theatre run by Tendring District Council (TDC), put on a production of Joseph to sold-out audiences last February.

TDC’s cabinet member for leisure, tourism and events, Mick Skeels, said: “These youngsters will be representing the youth of Tendring in Germany and I know they will do us proud.

“It promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for them and I then look forward to seeing them perform at the Princes. It is a show not to be missed.”

Tickets are available from the box office on 01255 686633 or online at

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