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Monday, October 31, 2022

Former Young 'Uns star makes West End debut

* West End debut: Cassius Hackforth.

A former member of Llangollen Operatic Society's junior section, the Young 'Uns, has made his professional West End stage debut.

Cassius Hackforth was one of the regular favourites with the group, taking leading roles in a number of its productions including the smash-hit Half a Sixpence in 2015.

He went on to study at the famous Trinity Laban stage school in London and at the weekend he made his first professional appearance in the West End revival of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson's epic musical From Here To Eternity at the Charing Cross Theatre.

On its Facebook page the Operatic Society says: "2022 has been quite the year for Cassius, as he graduated from Trinity Laban earlier this year.

"It predictably didn't take long for Cassius to make his mark, as he reached the final of the Stephen Sondheim Society's Student Performer of the Year competition in May, and made in his West End debut in The Secret Garden at The London Palladium in August.

"You may have also seen Cassius starring in several adverts since graduating, as he appeared in a commercial for Android and interrupted the singing of none other than Ellie Goulding in an another advert for SPAR."

* Cassius Hackforth in 2016.

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