Edinburgh Fringe star Joshua Mumby set to take to the boards in Grimsby
A MUSICAL theatre star will take to the stage for a one-off performance in Grimsby this weekend after wowing crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Multi-talented Joshua Mumby, 23, who hails from New Waltham, helped to write and direct A Tribute To The Blues Brothers Live and The Rat Pack Live, as well as starring in both productions, which played to packed audiences at the Scottish festival.
He said: "I absolutely love musical theatre and am lucky enough to have performed in some amazing shows.
"Taking part in the Edinburgh Fringe is incredible because you have so many like-minded people coming together to celebrate performing arts.
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"The atmosphere was amazing and the energy and enthusiasm for our shows was incredible."
The Blues Brothers show – in association with original Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi, the widow of John – will now be staged at The Lowry, in Manchester, later this month.
But first, Joshua, who is now based in London, is returning to his roots to join local performing arts groups for a Show Of Community at Grimsby Auditorium tomorrow, from 7pm.
He explained: "I started dancing with Cliftons Dance Academy when I was three and then I joined Stage One and took up acting and singing as well. It was there I met Angela Pearson, who ran the group, and she was a massive inspiration.
"I used to love watching her on stage and it's a privilege to come back now and give her something back by performing in one of her shows."
As reported, his sister, cruise ship performer, Lauren Mumby, 26, has also helped choreograph dance routines for the show. Joshua – who has taken lead roles in the last two pantos at Grimsby Auditorium, alongside his girlfriend Camille Mesnard – will sing on a number of tracks, including One Day More from Les Miserables.
A Show Of Community will feature You Can Sing Vocal Academy, Curtain Up Productions, Grimsby Academy of Performers, the Alexandra Bloy Centre Of Dance, Kap Tappers and SJL Dance.
Tickets are on sale from the Grimsby Auditorium, priced £10 or £9 concessions. Call 0844 8713016 or visit www. atgtickets.com/venues/grimsby-auditorium