Dance for Queen in a Royal show

ENTERTAINERS are being offered the chance of a lifetime when the Queen visits the county next month.

Corby is to stage its very own royal variety performance during the Diamond Jubilee visit and singers and dancers are invited to audition.

The showcase of local talent is being planned by The Core theatre, Corby, and its creative director Chris Sudworth said: “It will be the opportunity of a lifetime for everyone involved. Corby has so much talent and this is a chance to show it off. We’re really excited.”

The Queen and Prince Philip are to visit Corby on either Wednesday, June 13, or Thursday, June 14.

About 50 performers will take part in the performance, including a community choir.

Mr Sudworth said: “It’s a great boost for Corby that the Queen is visiting the town as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

“We’ve got a wealth of artistic talent in the area, so I’m delighted that people from a wide range of Corby’s communities will have the chance to be involved in putting together a really memorable performance that will celebrate the energy and unique identity of the town.

“Once the auditions are finished we’ll be straight on to rehearsals. We don’t have a lot of time, so we’ll all be working hard.”

Auditions are being held on Monday, from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, for the community choir and anyone aged 14 and over, including members of existing choirs, can take part.

There will also be a physical theatre performance, to be directed by Scott Graham, who grew up in Corby and is the artistic director of the internationally-acclaimed theatre company Frantic Assembly.

Performers aged 14 to 30 can audition to take part on Tuesday, from 6pm till 9.30pm. On Wednesday, from 6pm until 9pm, contemporary, street and break dancers aged over-13 will be able to audition for a performance being created by award-winning Northamptonshire choreographer Marso Riviere, who runs the Moves classes at The Core theatre.

For more details, contact Mr Sudworth on 01536 470478 or email