Welwyn Garden City boy lands starring role in Billy Elliot

A TALENTED youngster has landed a prestigious West End acting part at the tender age of six. Logan Shearer, from Welwyn Garden City, saw off hundreds of other boys to secure the role of the small boy in the latest theatre run of Billy Elliot. The show

A TALENTED youngster has landed a prestigious West End acting part at the tender age of six.

Logan Shearer, from Welwyn Garden City, saw off hundreds of other boys to secure the role of the "small boy" in the latest theatre run of Billy Elliot.

The show, on now at Victoria Palace Theatre, in London, is about a young boy who pursues his love of ballet in secret to avoid disapproval from his struggling family.

Little Logan, who attends Springmead Primary School, Welwyn Garden City, is no stranger to showbusiness.


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Since joining Top Hat Stage School, based in Monk's Walk School, nearly a year ago, the star in the making has appeared in two commercials.

Logan, of Knightsfield, was delighted to have landed the dream part, which he shares with three others and performs three times a week.

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He said: "My favourite part is when I have to say a really bad word.

"I can only say it on stage though mum says, but when I say it, the audience laughs a lot!"

Mum Teresa, 38, told the Welwyn & Hatfield Times herself, Logan's father, Murray, 46, and siblings, Morgan, 13, Lana, 11, and Finley, nine, are over the moon about the part.

She said: "We're very proud of him, it's very exciting.

"He has taken it all in his stride, and is so brave."

Mrs Shearer added: "Since joining Top Hat he has already filmed a commercial for Tango and Airwick, but getting Billy Elliot has really been fantastic.

"He's loving every minute of it."

Warren Bacci, principal of Top Hat Stage School, added: "I am so proud of Logan.

"Ever since he joined Top Hat's agency I knew he had raw talent.

"I think he is destined for big things!"

Logan will star in Billy Elliot until November.

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