Llangollen shares spotlight with the Gold Coast

Talent from across the globe is gearing up to compete in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 2018 International Voice of Musical Theatre, for the chance to tread the boards on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The winner of the prestigious title will join hundreds of international performers in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The concert Down Under is a celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of music and dance.

The Gold Coast’s partnership with the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is in its third year and is designed to celebrate musical talent from across the globe, in the shared spirit of friendship and harmony through performance.

With the Gold Coast Eisteddfod featuring over 70,000 singers and dancers, 330 bands and orchestras, 175 choirs, almost 1,500 dance groups and over 3,000 solo dancers, this year’s Llangollen Eisteddfod hopefuls are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to showcase their outstanding soloist talent in Australia.

The Llangollen Eisteddfod has shortlisted 12 talented individuals for the upcoming preliminary round, which will take place in picturesque town of Llangollen on Tuesday 3rd July, where three of the musical hopefuls will be selected to perform during the finals at the festival’s Royal International Pavilion on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

Last year’s winner, Megan-Hollie Robertson, wowed audiences and adjudicators with her performances of Home from Beauty and the Beast, The Girl in 14G and Perfect from Edges on the stage of the Royal International Pavilion in July 2017.

Since winning the prestigious title and undertaking a trip of a lifetime, she has also completed a two-month pantomime tour of Wales and Somerset, performing Mother Goose, and achieved her second degree – a BA (Hons) in Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting. Audition opportunities have also been flooding in for the talented performer following her win.

International winner, Megan-Hollie, said: “I’d urge anyone with a passion for music and performance to enter the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s competitions and go into it aiming to have a wonderful day out doing what they love. That’s all I did and look where it got me!”