ONE of the region’s young acting talents is staging a special show to raise funds to attend career-boosting summer theatre projects.

After successfully auditioning alongside more than 5,000 other young people, Elliot Baxter was offered one of 400 places with National Youth Theatre for a summer workshop in London, which will enable him to become a fully-fledged member of the prestigious youth theatre.

For the second year running he was also successful in gaining a place on a Youth Music Theatre UK project, chosen to perform in the BBC’s musical film Vanishing Point.

Elliot said he was very grateful for the opportunities as performing was without doubt the career he wants to pursue.

However, he needs to raise approximately £3,000 to cover course fees, accommodation and travel, and to help him achieve his goal the 16-year-old Kendalian is staging a fundraising show at Burneside’s Bryce Institute on Saturday, July 13.

Lakeland Radio’s Simon Yaxley will compere the show as well as perform a few cameo roles with Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hall in the guest spotlight.

Also in the glittering line-up will be Fraser Wright, Jennie Mangan, Emily Davies, Emily Baxter, Elaine Burke and Kat Irving, who is also choreographing and directing what promises to be a cracking production.

Tickets are available on 01539-823697.