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Bill Haley to meet Lady Gaga in Right Royal Knees-Up at Embassy Theatre

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: May 17, 2012

RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Preparations are underway for Linkage Community Trust's Right Royal Knees-Up event at the Embassy Theatre on Friday.

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A JUBILEE themed song and dance production will be performed by students from a local charity on Friday.

Linkage Community Trust will be holding a Right Royal Knees-Up at the Embassy Theatre, featuring students from its Toynton All Saints and Grimsby campuses.

The charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, has been working hard on preparations for the event and has joined up with other local groups and organisations for the show.

A cast of around 150, including pupils from John Spendluffe Technology College at Alford and Linkage Performing Arts lecturer Sam Sillett's own dance group, 'Biz School', will be performing songs and dances representing the music of every decade.

The evening will be co-ordinated by local vocalist and compere Phil Steel.

Cover lecturer for performing arts, Denise Berry, said: "It should be a great night of well-known songs and dance routines.

"We are hoping for a lot of audience participation with lots of foot tapping, hand clapping, thigh slapping, and sing-a-long music.

"The opening number will be the well-known rock and roll anthem Shake, Rattle and Roll, made famous by Bill Haley and the Comets from the early 1950s.

"Other highlights include a medley of wartime songs by Angela Fisher and the young people who live in Linkage Care Services, and a Beatles medley involving Linkage students, led by local professional performer Ryan."

Linkage staff will also be involved in some singing before a second half of Queen, Rednex, Remus and Lady Gaga.

Part two will also feature a solo performance of Bette Davis Eyes by 22-year-old Kayleigh Smith, a student at the Toynton campus.

Kayleigh excelled in the charity's 2011 production with a strong portrayal of the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz.

Tickets are £7, from the Embassy Box Office, on 0845 674 0505 and the show starts at 7.30pm.

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