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Murray Lane

Young Gen meant the world to me when I was a teenager. I joined quite late; someone dropped out of Pickwick sometime into rehearsals and I was asked by Rachel Parsons, whom I did school plays with, to step in. I arrived at Gt Baddow School feeling pretty shy and nervous – Sean Murray was mid-scene but just jumped off the stage to welcome me!!! As soon as I joined I felt really at home, it was scary as I only had a few rehearsals before the performances started, but I loved it every night and every show after, I always looked forward to rehearsals – loved the 12 hour ones on Saturdays – just loved all the wonderful folk there and have stayed good friends with a whole bunch of them since. I only appeared in Pickwick, The Boyfriend, Huckleberry Finn and Godspell but what a time it was!!! The best thing about my youth!!

Since college I have worked in the West End as a dresser. I have worked on the original casts of Starlight Express, Les Miserables, Follies, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Chicago, Mack & Mabel, Saturday Night Fever, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Our House, The Producers, Lord of the Rings, Priscilla and Ghost, as well as revivals of Me & My Girl, Evita, Chicago, Anything Goes, The King & I and in 2017 the revival of 42nd Street.   From those days at Young Gen I have learned to work well as part of a team, that everyone is of value from every department in making a show work, and the absolute joy and fun you can have working in the theatre.

Long Live Young Gen!!!

About Us

Chelmsford Young Generation is a music and drama society (charity registered) for young people aged 8 to 18, established in 1968. Boys and girls work with professional directors to perform two shows each year at the Civic Theatre and the Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford.
Chelmsford Young Generation

Chelmsford Young Generation