Who has been

on the our stage?

Over the years there have been a lot of different people, bands, youth groups who have visited our little theatre and have been on our stage for one reason or another. Have a look below to see some of the people and acts that have performed here at the Westovian Theatre Society.

Jade Thirlwall

ade was born and raised in Laygate, South Shields and attended the performing arts college South Tyneside, where she studied various courses. Jade performed at the Westovian Theatre Society in the play called ‘Anne Frank and Me’ in 2007 as LittleBit Burns / LizBette Bernhardt. She also auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 and 2010 but got eliminated at the bootcamp stages. Jade tried out for X Factor again in 2011 where she became one quarter of a girl band along with Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson. They successfully became the first girl band to win the competition when Little Mix was created and went on to be signed by Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music. They have had five chart-topping albums and continue to dominate the charts.

Chris Ramsey

Chris is an English comedian and actor from the North East. After appearing in Hebburn as Jack (2012–2013), He began presenting series including I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp (2016), Virtually Famous (2016–2017) and Stand Up Central (2017). In 2017, he began presenting The Chris Ramsey Show, and went on to compete in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. In 2020, he will begin presenting the BBC talent series Little Mix: The Search. Over the years Chris has appeared on numerous occasions at the Westovian Theatre Society, when trying out new material for his tours to the delight of the North East locals.

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards.

McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1979 Birthday Honours, was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in the 2008 New Year Honours. He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide. He was awarded Freedom of the City of London in October 2014.

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