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Show must go on for Grantham College performing arts students




The show must go on for a performing arts student whose end-of-year showcase was cancelled because of coronavirus.

Lucy Moon, of Newark, said once known it was not possible for students to perform in person, her lecturer at Grantham College gave them the task of pre-recording material at home.

A PERFORMING arts trip Lucy and her peers went on before the coronavirus outbreak. (37074540)
A PERFORMING arts trip Lucy and her peers went on before the coronavirus outbreak. (37074540)

“We thought of how we could end our time on a positive because a lot of us are not coming back to college next year,” Lucy said.

The show will be live streamed on the internet on Saturday.

Lucy has recorded a dualogue — two people acting a piece together — explaining autism and how it may have affected people during the pandemic.

Lucy, who has Asperger’s, said the current uncertainty had made things harder to process.

The Show Must Go On, to be performed online by performing arts students of Grantham College. (37074651)
The Show Must Go On, to be performed online by performing arts students of Grantham College. (37074651)

“With my Asperger’s it’s figuring out what is right for me,” she said. “I feel performing arts has been a coping mechanism.”

Lucy said although the performance wouldn’t be the same as in front of a live audience, her friends and family from other areas will now be able to watch.

“I have people in Liverpool and America,” she said. “I’m glad we have social media because it is such a big platform, hopefully it will reach more people.”

Lucy thanked her dad and sister for helping record her performance and Grantham College lecturer Stevie Cairns for making the show happen.

She said she would not be where she was today without her former lecturer Matt Hewitt.

You can watch the virtual showcase on Grantham College’s YouTube channel for free on Saturday, from 8pm.



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