St Helens lad set to star in new hit musical

Shreyas Mishri
Shreyas Mishri

Eight-year-old Shreyas Mishri will make his Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester debut when he joins the cast of Into The Woods this Christmas, sharing the role with three other local boys, each performing twice a week.

Shreyas is a student at Stagecoach Theatre Arts, St Helens which meets at Garswood Primary school for three hours every Saturday.

Shreyas’ role is described as small but very significant where he will have to use all of his skills learnt at Stagecoach as well skills in teamwork, confidence and preparation to excel in this production.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, St Helens principal Alison said: “We are so proud of Shreyas, when the casting notice was posted by one of our teachers, we knew that Shreyas would be perfect for this casting and his mature attitude to taking this audition and being allocated a role is a true inspiration.

“We can’t wait to go into the woods with Shreyas at the Royal Exchange Theatre this Christmas time.”

Shreyas said: “I’m so excited to be part of the Into the Woods cast. I’ve had a brilliant time at rehearsals so far, I’ve learnt so much! Thank you to my teachers at Stagecoach St Helens for supporting me.”

Stagecoach Theatre Arts is a highly regarded network of performing arts schools with a proven record of delivering quality dance, drama and singing lessons to youngsters worldwide.

Over the years Stagecoach has provided a springboard for some of the UK’s leading young talent and has had the privilege of watching over a million children grow in confidence and ability.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts have a thriving network of more than 320 fun and friendly franchised performing arts schools at safe and convenient locations in the UK, and a growing presence in 10 other countries. Stagecoach Theatre Arts, St Helens is one such franchise.

Our goal is to inspire and enrich young people through the performing arts and introduce them to new opportunities in a happy, safe and secure environment. 

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, St Helens runs classes for 4-6 year olds (early stages) and the main school 6-18 which are split into three age appropriate stages.

For more information about Stagecoach Theatre Arts St Helens please contact or call 01925 224223

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