Tower Hamlets youth group star on the BBC's Children In Need

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  •  Half Moon theatre group to appear on BBC with Dr Foster star on 30 October.


Young people from the Half Moon Theatre youth group, partly funded by Tower Hamlets Council, have recorded a pop song with TV star Suranne Jones, as part of the BBC Children In Need: Got It Covered charity album

The group featured in a special 90 minute TV programme on BBC One on Wednesday 30 October. It showed the entire recording process, including Suranne visiting Half Moon Theatre and working with the youth theatre members.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is a great honour for our borough and I congratulate Half Moon’s youth theatre group for their starring role on Children in Need. Well done to all involved!”

Twenty young people aged between nine and 14 joined the star of Doctor Foster and Gentlemen Jack on her cover of ‘Symphony’, by Clean Bandit. The song was suggested by the youth theatre members during their first session with Suranne and they were delighted when she picked the song to feature on both album covers.

Renowned vocal coach Mark De-Lisser then worked with the young people over a number of sessions to prepare them for the recording session at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

BBC Children In Need: Got It Covered features 11 critically-acclaimed actors from stage and screen, including Olivia Colman, David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker, who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people throughout the UK.

The Half Moon Theatre group is in part funded by Tower Hamlets Council. Based in Limehouse, the group runs theatre classes and performances throughout the year. Further information about the theatre can be found online.  

 Donations to Children in Need can be made online.

Posted on Thursday 31st October 2019