Pamela Anderson supports Shepp Shed

Pamela Anderson supports Shepp Shed

08 Feb 2011

Volunteers and the young participants of the ‘Shepp Shed’ project received a special message of support  from patron and Hollywood celebrity Pamela Anderson, just in time for the world premier of their original show ‘Ghost Gum High’.

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Beth Rankin:

Shepp shed is an inclusive musical theatre piece that aims to bring teenagers of all different backgrounds and experiences together, and write from start to finish a musical. All the input is from their own ideas, and carefully guided along the way by various experts and practitioners in the arts, who really want them to put on a really good west end standard production.

Yamin Choudry:

It's been absolutely incredible, I've never had the privilege of working with such a talented group of young people. I don't know what it is, but they've been inclusive, they've been together, they've been creative, and it's been a really fantastic experience.

Warren Wills:

Kids turned up on day one, it was an unruly disparate rabble of a bunch of kids. Each group now has total bonding, total commitment, they've taken ownership of the piece. And it's a glorious thing for the kids.

Pamela Anderson is an amazing ambassador.

Have you met our kids yet? Can we get a big 'hi' for Pam?

Pamela Anderson:

Hi guys, I'm so excited to meet you, I just can't believe it, I just think this is wonderful, what you're doing! I wish I could be there!

Yamin Choudry:

And Warren approached Pamela and said 'come on board, be an ambassador, be a patron of this company in its early stages, in its infancy.' And Pamela was very kind, and she said yes, she'd come on board.

Warren Wills:

Having Pam, who is the most glorious ambassador and champion of the rights of kids and the rights of animals, it makes us feel in terms of our confidence, in terms of our self belief and our self esteem we're on the right track.

Pamela Anderson:

Are you guys having fun? It sounds like it, I've heard a lot about what you're doing, I'm really proud of you, you're being very brave and this is very exciting.

Yamin Choudry:

Somehow through the wonders of technology we're broadcasting her live to the kids today all the way from the states, so the kids have been really really excited for a couple of days now, as we've been building up to this Skype conversation.

Warren Wills:

We want to be inclusive. We want mainstream kids, we want kids from wealthy backgrounds, but particularly we want kids who just don't get access to these opportunities.

Beth Rankin:

The students have been absolutely wonderful, we're absolutely thrilled with them on every level.

Yamin Choudry:

The kids have been amazing, they've been absolutely unbelievably good.

Warren Wills:

The kids we've got here, I have to say, have been unbelievably fantastic, and Shepparton Shed have become an incredible entity in its own right now.

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