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The mini west end stars’ YouTube channel with over 10 million views

A group of talented child performers who specialise in covers of musical theatre songs are taking YouTube by storm, and their channel has now hit the 10 million-view mark, with fans all over the world.

Spirit Young Performers Company is home to some of the most exceptional young performers in the country, and is the brainchild of Sophie Boyce, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, whose groundbreaking way of training and showcasing her students has created an entertainment channel with a huge international fan base, and is unique amongst performing arts schools.

The Spirit students’ fame amongst pre-teens and teens has meant competition is fierce for spaces at the company’s weekend classes and holiday courses – with students travelling from all over the UK to attend the London sessions.

Many of the Spirit kids have starred on the West End stage, taking lead roles in productions such as Matilda, Billy Elliot, and Les Mis, and Spirit fans from all over the world eagerly await the next posting of a Spirit musical theatre cover video, and are even travelling to the UK to meet their mini-idols.

Sophie, an ex-Channel 4 scriptwriter with a 1st class degree in filmmaking from the prestigious Met film school, established Spirit YPC two years ago, inspired by her love of filmmaking, her huge passion for musical theatre, and her knowledge of filmmaking.

“We are the only company that uses a professional multi-camera crew. We release both performance videos and behind-the-scenes footage on YouTube. They have received a phenomenal amount of attention” Says Sophie.

“They have really tapped into the huge following that musical theatre has with pre-teens and teens in the UK and around the world.”

Spirit’s total audience has now surpassed 10 million, and is increasing at a rate of 30,000 per day.

The Spirit YouTube channel has 20 times more subscribers than ‘Matilda the Musical’, 10 times more subscribers than ‘WhatsonStage’, ‘Billy Elliot UK’ and ‘Official London Theatre’, and double that of the ‘National Theatre’ and the ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’.

Spirit’s most popular video is a Disney medley mash up, which has had over 2 million views alone.

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