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HAZLITT LATEST: Maidstone performers share their talents to unite theatre-lovers

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

A PAIR of performers have put on a special show at the Hazlitt Theatre in the hope of uniting their industry peers and audiences.

Jack Baugh (26), of Loose, and Katie Wilson (20), of West Malling, have recorded a version of "You Matter To Me" from the West End show, Waitress.

Performers have been unable to work since the Government brought down the curtain on entertainment venues.

They were given permission to visit the Hazlitt Theatre in Earl Street for a special one-off performance.

Jack, who was due to start work as a performer on a Caribbean cruise over the summer, said: “Thinking of the theatre being empty, especially over the Christmas period, is absolutely heart-breaking. The pantomime is such an important tradition, not just for the performers but for the families who attend every year.

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Katie said: “As much as this has been a creative release for us, it’s also very much intended as a supportive message to our peers in the performing arts.

“What we do really does have value and will be even more important when we are finally able to return to performing for the public.

“So, let’s pull together and give each other the support we all need, because you all matter to us.”

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/LzmlIfdD5i4

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