A YOUNG West End star from Emsworth will return to his roots to help raise money for a sight loss charity.
Talented James Moore, 13, has been treading the boards in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical.
But he will be back on home turf in a new musical show to support Hampshire charity Open Sight.
James, who discovered his passion for singing and dancing with the Portsmouth-based am-dram group The Prat Pack, was offered the part of Tommy in Matilda The Musical last year before moving on to the principal role of Bruce.
He has just finished a second six-month contract.
Now he will perform in the charity show Curtain Up, And All That Jazz.
The show takes place tomorrow at the Lights in Andover at 7.30pm and includes numbers from Chicago, Cabaret, Wicked, Rocky Horror, and Les Miserables.
James said: ‘It’s been an incredible year for me. I never thought in a million years that I would get a part in a West End musical, and I loved every minute of Matilda.
‘Now I’m back home again, it’s great to be performing with The Prat Pack. The group gave me my confidence when I started out. I’ll be singing a new version of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables in the charity show.’
Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessionaries) from Malcolm Chewter on (023) 8064 1244.