Ice cream girls are dancing with delight

Lydia Palmer-Coole, Ella Street, Ellen Wilders, Chloe Hall, Ellie Macleay and Emelie Andrews, left to right, will be dancing in The Pirates of Penzance.
Lydia Palmer-Coole, Ella Street, Ellen Wilders, Chloe Hall, Ellie Macleay and Emelie Andrews, left to right, will be dancing in The Pirates of Penzance.

THESE six dancers have been dubbed the ice cream girls by fellow performers.

THESE six dancers have been dubbed the ice cream girls by fellow performers.

Not because of their winning smiles which would melt the hardest hearts.

Nor is it because they have had needed much licking into shape.

It’s because of the pastel dresses they wear in Pirates of Penzance at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, this week.

Sixteen-year-olds Ellie Macleay and Chloe Hall, both of Walton, Ellen Wilders of Newbold and Ella Street from New Whittington, and 14-year-olds Lydia Palmer-Coole of Holymoorside and Emelie Andrews of Walton are all pupils at Catherine Shepherd School of Dance.

Ellie said: “We normally do shows at Hasland Playhouse. This is the biggest show that we have ever done and a lot more varied to what we usually do. It is an opportunity for us to perform on a big stage and to a big audience...a big opportunity for us to get noticed.”

A student at Brookfield School, which Chloe, Lydia and Emily also attend, Ellie has performed in the musicals Fane, Dracula Spectacular and Grease at school.

Ellen is a student at St Mary’s RC High School, Newbold, and Ella is a pupil at Netherthorpe School, Staveley.

Pirates of Penzance, performed by Chesterfield G&S Society, opens tonight, Wednesday, October 3, and is running at the Pomegranate until Saturday, October 6, at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets £13; call 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk