Tammy Jones talks about student ambassador Sam Marsh and her first performance alongside industry professionals in Pinpoint Create’s production of “Southend WW1 Remember Us”.
I’m sitting in the theatre eagerly awaiting the start of the performance. I have been lucky enough to visit our very own Samantha Marsh in the Green Room. She is calm and collected, and informs me that she is not nervous in the slightest. I have had several people say to me that Sam is a delight to have around and how professional she is. I am also thankful that my measurements were correct and that her dress fits!!! Phew…
As the lecture theatre at the Beecroft Gallery begins to fill, today’s audience is a local school and there are approximately 70 very excited children eagerly anticipating the performance.
‘Remember Us’ is set in a faded music hall and tells the story of Southend and it’s people during The Great War. It features a professional cast, including our very own David Stanley and guest players from the Yardarm Folk Orchestra. I found this performance to be informative and the characters very endearing. Southend will definitely ‘remember this’.
Sam’s performance actually sent shivers down my spine. She looked like a fully-fledged member of the Company, standing tall and singing clear, with meaning and emotion. She sang a beautiful song especially written for her by David and writer Tony Michaels. We are very proud of you and your achievements Sam. Next stop the London Palladium!