PQA Sunderland treated to a masterclass with Demitri Lampra from hit musical, Kinky Boots
Students from the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Sunderland were treated to a masterclass on Saturday 29 June, led by Demitri Lampra who plays ‘Don’ in the Olivier Award-winning hit musical, Kinky Boots, which strutted into the Sunderland Empire last week.
Together, they worked on the feel-good finale number of the show ‘Raise You Up’ and came together to perform it alongside Demitri to an invited audience. Students also had the chance to ask Demitri questions about the show and his time working within the industry.
Demitri talked about how passionate he is to be delivering these workshops to young people: “I love every minute, I can see how much the children get from them and how they really enjoy them. It is so uplifting to watch this enthusiasm and the children and young people of PQA Sunderland have been fantastic!”
Alec Gordon, Principal of PQA Sunderland, said: “This was an amazing chance for our students to feel the magic of Kinky Boots as it comes through Sunderland. Demitri delivered a fun-filled masterclass for our students in an unforgettable day. Everyone was on such a high! I’d like to thank Demitri for taking the time to deliver such a memorable day to our PQA students”.