Alex Lennie from Year 8 was recently presented with the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) North East Young Performer’s Award, for her appearance in the role of Jemima Potts in the Darlington Operatic Society production.
Alex, who studies musical theatre at her dance school, was one of 500 young people who auditioned for a part in the production. She said that she was amazed to be one of 50 called back, but still did not imagine that she would be successful for such a large role as Jemima. She said she immediately began working on the songs and the script and was delighted, after quite a short time, to find herself in a flying car.
Earlier this year she appeared in the academy production of Grease, as a Pink Lady and she is currently rehearsing with the South Moor Musical Theatre Company to play the lead role in their coming show—Annie.