Group’s support from BGT winner

Britain’s Got Talent winner Jamie Lambert, member of the operatic boy band Collabro, has sent a message of support to a local theatre company.

Jamie, from Washington, sent the cast of Les Miserables, which will be staged by Day8 Productions, a message of support.

“Ten years ago I started my singing career playing Marius in the schools edition of Les Miserables at the Whitley Bay Playhouse,” he wrote.

“I wish you all the best of luck in your production.”

Les Miserables – the schools edition – will be performed at Whitley Bay High School from July 15 to 19. Tickets from

Claire Willis, marketing director for Day8, said: “It was amazing that Collabro won with a song from Les Miserables, especially as we are staging the show.

“The fact that Jamie took time out of his schedule to send the cast his best wishes means so much to everyone and has spurred the team on to make this a production to remember.”