Friday, October 18, 2013
Young performers from Exmouth have had some help getting their skates on from a men’s roller derby team.
Theatre group Centre Stage’s next production will be Starlight Express, a musical in which the actors famously perform wearing roller skates.
To prepare for this, the cast got themselves some top coaching from The League of Extraordinary Rollergents, who taught them basic skills and safety tips and gave them advice on how to simulate fight scenes on eight wheels.
Team member and Exmouth businessman Tarot Close said: “I am so impressed how quickly their skating has progressed. We have even had some members enquiry about joining the team when they are 18.”
Starlight Express runs from October 22 to October 27 at Exmouth Pavilion, while the Rollergents are currently on a recruitment drive ahead of their first bout against an established team from Bristol.