Remember the 80s? New show celebrates the music from that era

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Prepare to be transported back to 1985 as a cast of 20 upcoming stars don their brightly coloured leg warmers to perform The Wedding Singer at the Court Theatre.

The musical based on Adam Sandler’s award winning film is being staged by Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre.

Aylesbury Youth Theatre 'Wedding Singer' at the Court theatre tring

Aylesbury Youth Theatre 'Wedding Singer' at the Court theatre tring

The group, which is only open to 16-21 year olds, was founded six years ago by four friends whilst at secondary school.

It now boasts more than 100 members and showcases the best young talent in Bucks each summer.

Behind the scenes more than 20 people are involved with roles such as lighting and making costumers.

Theatre spokesman Hannah Marshall, 20, of Aylesbury, said: “It gives young people an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the theatre we offer possible backstage or acting and singing roles.”

Like many of the cast, she is currently at university studying English at Cambridge University and returns home at weekends for rehearsals.

She says they chose the Wedding Singer because it is ‘a lot of fun’.

“It was something that the director wanted to do. As usual they came to us with a particular show and we have a panel and we look at whether it is going to be good for the audience and the cast.

“It is different to anything we have done before, it is a nice change. A lot of musicals are based in the 1930s and this is quite new.”

The Wedding Singer will be performed at the Court Theatre in Pendley from August 16-18.

Meanwhile Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre is also performing The Importance Of Being Earnest at Aylesbury Grammar School on August 23-25.

For more details visit www.avyt.org or www.courttheatre.co.uk