A producer of a show is recruiting actors and sets for a production with former Dr Who girl
Published: 14 Feb 2014 09:000 comments
Jonathan Turner, 20, is calling for help for the show ‘The Unexpected Heroes’, featuring Louise Jameson, after some cast members dropped out.
The production is aimed at children with learning difficulties and was inspired by a show Mr Turner previously starred in with his South Hill Park Youth Theatre group.
The group found the original show to be a hit with children with learning disabilities, and they took the elements that most appealed, and expanded on them. The more structured production includes more audience participation and additional lighting.
After aiming to put the show on at South Hill Park, Mr Turner finally found a venue, Sandhurst School, Owlsmoor Road, and it will be held on Tuesday, February 25, Wednesday, February 26, and Friday, February 28
Rehearsals have already begun in earnest with the remaining cast. Mr Turner, from Jennett’s Park, said: “We are facing great difficulties as some cast members had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances, so we are appealing for help with costumes and sets.”
He confirmed that the group had been working with Ms Jameson, meeting up with her to record her lines as the magic mirror, ahead of the opening night.
Ryan Morris, 17, is also part of the South Hill Park Youth Theatre group, and is producing the show with Mr Turner. He said: “Since I first got involved in this project I haven’t stopped, constant work, day and night is what will make this show the best it can possibly be.
“I feel this project will benefit the community of Bracknell a lot because this show is guaranteed to inspire people, as well as people with disabilities, to show them that if they follow their dreams, they can achieve anything.” With the show just two weeks away, Mr Turner needs help with costumes, and actors. For information on how to get involved, contact Mr Turner on
‘The Unexpected Heroes’ shows start at 7pm and tickets cost £4, available on the door.