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Cheryl drops by to see CATS

Following two sell out evening performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, CATS, at The Malling School last week, and three matinees for local primary schools and scouts and brownie groups, the production’s organisers decided to add a third evening performance on Friday.  The auditorium was once again packed, with some audience members coming back for the second or even third time to see the show.

The young performers have received universal acclaim for their singing and dancing.  Deputy Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Councillor Howard Rogers, and his wife, The Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Jane Rogers, greatly enjoyed the performance which they attended alongside school governors and The Principal, Mr Carl Roberts, on Thursday evening.  The Rev James Brown, vicar of St James in East Malling, known to students at the school universally as ‘Father Jim’, said of the show ‘It was simply brilliant!’ and even admitted to shedding a tear.

There was a special surprise for the cast on the final night as Cheryl Fergison, also known to millions as Heather Trott, formerly of Eastenders, popped in to wish the players luck just before the show.  Good natured Cheryl even posed in CAT headgear for cast photos which our young students, aged between 11 and 18, will cherish long after memories of the show begin to fade.

The photograph shows Cheryl with members of the cast.

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