Harewood school girls return from UK tour

Lily (top right) and Kitty (top left) returned from their UK tour on June 13
Lily (top right) and Kitty (top left) returned from their UK tour on June 13

Two sisters from a Harewood school have just finished a tour of the country with a national performing arts company,

Lily McNeill, Year 9 and Kitty McNeill, Year 8, from Gateways School returned from performing the musical Carousel in a tour with Opera North on June 13.

The tour which lasted two months showed the performance in cities such as Leeds, Norwich, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Gateways Headmistress, said: “We are always keen to actively support the pupils to take part in drama, music and sport to a high level outside of school. It has been a delight to support Kitty and Lily during their time at Gateways and I’m sure many more performances await them in the future.”

The girls who had to rehearse since March for the a tour, are not new to theatrical performing, Lily has been involved in 7 Opera North productions and this is Kitty’s second show with the company

Kitty has also performed in the Sound of Music at the York Theatre Royal.

Their mother Eileen McNeill, praised Lily and Kitty for the way in which they balanced their school and theatrical commitments, explaining that the girls revised for their school exams during rehearsals.