"Bugsy Malone SYP Audition" Story
I was 11 when I auditioned for the first Summer Youth Project Bugsy Malone (2013). It was the first audition I'd ever done and I was so nervous; especially in the singing part, my legs were shaking! It was insane because I'd only ever seen the stage when I was watching performances and it was MASSIVE. One of my favourite memories, was when I first looked out into the auditorium and it made me feel really dizzy because of how huge the theatre was. I was amazed. I never even dreamed that I could get the opportunity to stand on that stage; even while we were queuing up outside against the old, wooden doors, I still didn't think I'd be able to be there. Those old doors would be cramped as people were coming into the theatre during a show night, we used to queue outside in the cold.
This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.