Have a ‘whirl’ of a time at festive Carousel show

Hatton School of Performing Arts Xmas Show prepics'The Snow medley with wurlitzer organist Paul McCann'Picture by Neil Silk  124806b'26/11/12
Hatton School of Performing Arts Xmas Show prepics'The Snow medley with wurlitzer organist Paul McCann'Picture by Neil Silk 124806b'26/11/12
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Come along to a magical song-and-dance Christmas show that’s unique on the north-east coast, organisers are urging.

Tickets are on sale for the show, called A Christmas Carousel, which is being staged by the Hatton School of Performing Arts and the Scarborough Fair Collection at the Flower of May holiday park.

“Experience the magic of Christmas with professional singers and dancers performing all your festive favourites, and all in a truly unique venue,” said a spokesperson.

It is on from Friday December 14 to Sunday December 16, and will showcase the talent of local young people, featuring choirs from Scalby and Northstead Schools, Stagecoach and Hatton’s senior dancers.

Other local talent will include Stuart Metcalfe, a musical theatre performer who is well known and loved in the Scarborough area; professional singer/dancer Hayley Link; and classical soprano Janna Leith, who sang professionally with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland.

Also performing will be an ex-pupil of Hatton School of Performing Arts, Johnny Carr, who studied at the prestigious Laines Theatre Arts in London and went on to sing professionally on cruise ships.

At the Scarborough Fair Collection, at the Flower Of May Holiday Park, Lebberston, owner Graham Atkinson houses vintage working fairground rides, miniature vehicles, mechanical organs and two mighty Wurlitzer organs.

Graham displays these annually at various traction rallies throughout the summer, accompanied by Hatton School of Performing Arts senior dancers.

The carousels at the Flower of May will be open for use during the event, and tickets include a free ride on a carousel.

Organisers have thanked sponsors for help with the first event: Countrywide Signs Ltd, the Highlander Hotel, McCain Foods and private sponsors.

Performances are at 7.30pm on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December, and 2pm on Sunday 16 December.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8.50 concessions, available from the Scarborough Fair Collection on (01723) 586698, Hatton School of Performing Arts on (01723) 501249, Mr Milos cafe in Westborough and the Frockabella shop in St Nicholas Cliff. Group discounts are available.