Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors stage Carry on up the Beanstalk

A SEAFORD Junior theatre group is hoping to raise money for Leukaemia Research after a 14-year-old girl died from complications from the cancer medicine that was meant to save her.

Members of Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, who were friends with Newhaven cancer victim Leanne Peace, wanted to do something to remember her.

So proceeds from the opening night of Carry on up the Beanstalk (Wednesday March 7) will be split Leukaemia and Lymphoma research and WAVES Family Support Service in Seaford.

Leanne, who attended Peacehaven Community School, developed multiple organ failure and graft-versus-host disease after receiving a stem cell transplant, dying on January 31.

Hundreds of people have left tributes to her on a Facebook page, praising her for the strength she showed in battling her illness and saying how much she will be missed.

The show follows Jack Twinkle who returns home after travelling the world to make his fortune and impress Princess Jasmine, to find that evil Fleshcrawl and his henchmen are terrorising and robbing his village on behalf of a giant, and the King is powerless to stop them.

Carry on up the Beanstalk, at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford, Wed March 7-Fri March 9 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Sat March 10 at 2.30pm. Tickets £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Bookings on 07710 426321.