This well deserved award is due to the inspiration of our production teams, the leadership of the LAMP Committee, the enthusiasm of the many parents and LAMP helpers and mainly the talents of the youngsters on stage. The popularity of this group is evident in the numbers of children eager to join and all agree that rehearsals are fun as well as giving the youngsters a sound introduction to the world of the stage. The success of LAMP Children’s Theatre is also due in no short part to the contribution of the various talented production teams over the years they have been in existence. The support of the parents is also invaluable and greatly appreciated. Helping in many ways - with costumes, set building, ticket sales, and during show week working front of house as well as backstage – all who are involved certainly enjoy themselves.
Formed in 1995, LAMP Children’s Theatre’s first show, The Wizard of Oz, was the start of a phenomenally successful list of shows including the Scottish premiere of Billy Elliot The Musical. Now, 21 years after the first production of The Wizard of Oz, the children have once again performed a fabulously successful show, Seussical The Musical during April in Linlithgow Academy Theatre. Aged 9 – 16, young people leaving Children’s Theatre then have the opportunity to join the adult company, and many have. “Bitten by the bug” some youngsters have also gone on to perform at the Edinburgh Festival, taking part in Captivate Drama’s production – “Les Miserables”.
It is easily seen why LAMP Children’s Theatre- the youngsters – the actors, singers and dancers; the hard working production team; the LAMP adults giving their support and the parents who are always ready to do what is needed – all deserve this award.