Queen’s Student off to the West End

Queen’s Student off to the West End

Posted: 18th April 2023

Staff and pupils at Queen’s College are over the moon that it has been announced that Year 12 pupil Millie Gubby will be sharing the West End stage with music legend Michael Ball in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Aspects of Love at London’s Lyric Theatre.

Millie, who joined Queen’s College in Year 7 with a Performing Arts scholarship has been chosen to play the role of young Jenny. The show will run for 26 weeks, during which Queen’s College will fully support Millie remotely with her A’ Level studies.

Headteacher Julian Noad said, “We all couldn’t be prouder of Millie, this is an outstanding achievement and an amazing opportunity for her – she is definitely a star of the future. We are passionate about the Performing Arts at Queen’s and we are extremely proud to be recognised as a centre of excellence with some of the best facilities in the county including of course our very own 500-seat theatre.”

The new production of Aspects of Love, produced by Nica Burns, has already begun rehearsals and begins previews at the Lyric Theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue from May 12, with an opening night on May 25.

The production, directed by Jonathan Kent and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, and based on the novel by David Garnett, will tell the story of Rose Vibert, a beautiful actress who finds herself homeless and penniless after her breakthrough play closes early in post-war France. Michael made his West End debut when Cameron Mackintosh cast him as Marius Pontmercy in the original London production of Les Misérables 35 years ago.

Scholarships at Queen’s College are available in the following areas – Academic, Art, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor Education.

For more information, head to Scholarships & Financial Aid.




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