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    Behind the Scenes at the Grand Final

    18 Jul 2022

    Today is a day of adventure, excitement and high spirits. In just a few hours the doors of London’s Cambridge Theatre will open an to audience of hundreds formed by teachers, friends, family and supporters from London, Essex and beyond, all waiting to hear what this year’s 15 Grand Finalists have to say. 

    Tonight’s event is the culmination of a process for all 27,000 young people who have taken part in Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! this academic year, it in an opportunity for 15 messages to be amplified even further. 

    As well as having the chance to familiarise themselves with this icon stage (currently home to the Matilda musical), the Grand Finalists are learning some all-important stagecraft, including stage choreography, learning backstage routes, working with a technical team testing audio levels, and more, giving them access to a new professional world. 

    Not only is the theatre filling up with Finalists, “Speak Out” alumni Naomi Lundie-Smith and Michaylia Stephenson are here to report on all the action, you can catch their reporting on TikTok and Instagram. 



    Come and hear some of our amazing speakers!#fyp #speakoutchallenge #jackpetcheyfoundation #london #cambridgetheatre #viral

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