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James Goodman, Len Goodman and Michael Charles

James Goodman, Len Goodman and Michael Charles

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Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman is looking for talent to star in his stage school's new pantomime.

The BBC star, his son James Goodman and his business partner Michael Charles are due to open a performance arts school in Bromley in the coming months and want to get local youngsters to appear in their Christmas show.

Len Goodman will be a patron of the school, called GCP, while his son and Mr Charles run the business.

James Goodman said: “The next production is a pantomime which is a very important part of the industry and a field where many actors get their first employment so it’s a good experience for the cast as well as being fun”.

They have just finished their first production, a musical comedy called ‘Lap of the Gods’ described as Greek mythology meets Big Brother.

Mr Goodman said: “The shows have been very popular and the feedback has been very positive. It’s a very funny show and it was good to see not only how much the audience enjoyed it but also the high level of performances from the cast.

Duty manager of the Mick Jagger Centre Geoff Regan said: “It is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long while.”

New recruits are now needed to join the school which aims to teach the business by putting on full length shows.

Mr Charles said: “It’s like work experience for people who want to work on stage or in the industry”

The duo believe that by putting on full scale productions it gives cast members a chance to create a show based around them.

GCP are opening new production schools in Bromley, Dartford and Bermondsey as well as the classes in Sidcup and are looking for people aged between eight to 18.

People of any experience can sign up.

To get involved email goodman-charlesproductions@live.co.uk or call 07951 140 534 or 07758637898 for more information.

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