HILLSBOROUGH teenager Rhiannon Chesterman
recently took part on a two week residential Youth Music
Theatre: UK Project entitled 'Grace Online'.
Rhiannon, who goes to Methody, auditioned to
take part in the show in Belfast earlier this year and was
delighted to be chosen for the residential in August.
It took place in Plymouth and featured the
new show 'Grace Online', a modern operetta which explores the
notion of online identity. It was inspired by the phenomenon of
'Lonelygirl15', however, the show is primarily created by the
participants using their ideas, experiences and personalities.
Both the director Des Kennedy and composer
Garth McConaghie come from Belfast. Lisburn Arts Advisory
Committee and the Coca-Cola bursary awarded Rhiannon grants
which enabled her to attend the course.
Rhiannon is already an experienced performer.
She is a cheerleader for the Belfast Giants and appeared in the
Ulster Operatic Company's recent production of 'High School
Musical'. She is also a new member of Fusion Theatre and will be
in their next production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Rhiannon hopes to pursue a musical theatre degree course when
she leaves school.