One Buckinghamshire girl has turned disappointment into opportunity – and is bringing hope to other children around the world.
Eleven-year-old Lydia is a member of Aylesbury’s British Theatre Academy group and had been rehearsing hard for a local performance of West End hit Oliver!, when the coronavirus lockdown started and the performance was cancelled.
“I was quite upset,” Lydia explains. “I love going on stage with my friends and dancing. When I was little, I used to do all the school plays. I used to go to ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. Ballet was my favourite… the tutus! And now I have my theatre group.”