A COLLECTION of stars from the West End are stepping in from the wings to help a workshop in Denbigh to raise funds for a performing arts summer camp.

Tracy Spencer-Jones, former West End actor living in Denbigh for three years, has called upon her friends from the West End, who have been involved in productions such as Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia and Phantom of the Opera, to help raise money for Denbigh Workshop’s summer camps that encourage young people to get involved in creative projects.

The concert fundraiser, in which the group will be perfoming a range of songs from the West End, will see Mrs Spencer-Jones perform alongside husband Sean Jones, as well as Daniel Taylor, Gillian Hardie, Linzi Wood, Dan Hagley, Jade Davies and George Francis.

The concert will also include performances from Denbigh Workshop students and Denbigh Community Choir.

Mrs Spencer-Jones, who met husband Sean Jones on their West End Blood Brothers tour in 1999, said: “The summer camps are important to provide young people with an opportunity to get involved in creative environment that will also keep them away from misbehaviour elsewhere like the North Wales Hospital site.”

Two groups, one for children up to 13 years-old, and the other for 14 and above, will include activities such as lessons from a street artist, make-up sessions, and song-writing workshops.

Mrs Spencer-Jones continued: “Funding is so important for us as the camp costs around £100 per child, to provide food, tutoring and support workers, which is expensive.

“Access should not just be open to people that can afford it.”

The group had received a grant from the Big Lottery last year, which allowed it to create a project that featured on S4C’s Heno evening programme, however this year’s lottery takes place after their workshops forcing Mrs Spencer-Jones' hand in calling up a star-studded team.

Mrs Spencer-Jones, who was in Birmingham last week on theatre businesses, said: “As we cannot receive funding before this year’s summer camp I thought I should call the favours from my old West End friends that are not currently active in any work.

“Hopefully we can raise as much as possible so that even if we cannot pay for young people their participation can be partly-funded.

“We have some huge talent and a wealth of experience to create a show for people to remember.”

Tickets cost £10 for the performance at Denbigh Town Hall at 6pm on Sunday, July 8.

For more information on Denbigh Workshop contact 07931597791, or to book tickets for the performance, visit www.tickettailor.com/events/thedenbighworkshop/175512