Producing debut for Performing Arts tutor

On Friday, 1 July, celebrity personality Alex Reid will be making a special appearance in one of the county's top theatre venues as part of a night of star spangled entertainment.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner will be at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury this summer as he takes on the role of compere in a musical theatre-themed show 'West End Story' produced by Shropshire performer Michael Jenkins.

Despite it being his producing debut, Mr Jenkins from Gobowen near Oswestry, has a big night planned, with a raft of talent on the bill including Alex Reid, CiCi Howells, Laura Coard, Lucy Edge, Nathan Turner, Rebecca Eastham, as well as Michael himself performing.

The former husband of glamour model and television personality Katie Price, who also appeared in TV soap Hollyoaks, will lead the audience through the night, which will feature songs from popular musicals including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Footloose, as well as a live orchestra.

Michael managed to rope cage fighter Reid into the show after the pair became friends when they starred in pantomime Aladdin together at the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos near Wrexham, last Christmas.

Speaking of his excitement ahead of producing his own show for the first time, Michael said: "I am thrilled to be producing my own production at such a beautiful venue, this is the first performance of the production which I hope will move onto theatres across the region.

"There is such a huge amount of talent in this production, that I'm sure it will be a hit with the audience.

"I'm delighted to have roped in the likes of Alex, who many people will recognise from their television screens. It'll also be great to bring my friends here to perform in my home county."

Tickets for 'West End Story' are on sale available from Theatre Severn's website, here or by calling 01743 281281

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