Don’t be Les Miserable – get to this fundraiser

Some of the cast of WFT's Les Miserable production. NA
Some of the cast of WFT's Les Miserable production. NA

YOU are being asked to hot-foot it down to Boston United Football Club’s stadium to help ensure the show can go on for a youth theatre group.

The York Street ground will be hosting What Free Time Youth Theatre’s Firewalk event from 6-9pm on Sunday.

The group is asking people to take the challenge and walk over a 20 foot path of red hot coals or to come along just to watch.

There will also be refreshments, a magician and music from DJ Chris Valentine.

The aim is to raise money for the group’s production of Les Miserable and all the cast are taking part to try to raise £150 each.

Group leader Amanda Rivers said: “All our Youth Theatre members are attempting to raise this amount, I am so proud of them for taking responsibility for their show and getting involved on a production level as well as just turning up to the rehearsals.”

Entry to the Firewalk is 50p or free with a flyer.

Les Miserable will take place from April 17-21, at Haven High Technology College, in Boston, and features a cast of 40, plus Coningsby St Michael’s primary school choir of 70 young children.

Amanda said: “It really is going to be a fantastic show, we've had lots of community support-the set has all been built in Boston with materials from local firms.

“Props have been sourced locally, we've had all the costumes from a wonderful lady who has given us her time for free, or hired from a Boston firm – we have also sourced things from local charity shops.

This has developed into a real community project involving all sorts of unlikely firms – even AfterDark nightclub have donated us some champagne to give away on our press night”

The shows at Haven High take place at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday.

Tickets cost £10 adult (£7 conc) and £7 for the Saturday Matinee, available from David Hallgate Opticians, Wide Bargate, Boston.

For more information call 07984 366700.