Stagecoach Performing Arts Evesham has helped to successfully set a new Guinness World Record.

As part of Stagecoach’s 30-year anniversary celebrations, students from Stagecoach Evesham participated in an internationally choreographed event last summer. Evesham joined up with schools nationwide and abroad, including Germany and Canada, to stage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior.

Taking place simultaneously at 6pm BST on July 1 2018, the performances were arranged to commemorate three decades of Stagecoach Performing Arts. The performance of Stagecoach Evesham took place at The Palace Theatre in Redditch.

Independent adjudicators have now verified all the submissions from across the network and confirmed that 73 school performances have secured a new Guinness World Record for ‘the largest number of simultaneous performances of one show’. Stagecoach has broken its own record in the process, surpassing the record of 66 performances of Glad Rags, set in 2008 to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

Charmaine Brumby, Principal of Stagecoach Evesham, said: “The students are thrilled to receive this news, given the work and preparation that went into masterminding this international event. We believe events like these truly encapsulate the Stagecoach ethos of Creative Courage for Life and the success of Evesham and of the wider network is something the students can be proud of for years to come.”