A THEATRE group in Kidderminster are set to dedicate a performance to one of their members who is sadly battling cancer.

Students at Talking Props Theatre Arts on Green Street are pulling together a show in under a month’s time to raise money for Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

The Worcestershire charity has supported student Edward, who has spent the last year undergoing chemotherapy, through his journey with cancer.

Past students of Talking Props will join the current cohort of students on stage at The Stourport Civic on June 27.

Principal Michael said: "Edward is the life and soul of our studio and I know his group in particular have missed his presence, we work hard as a studio but we always enjoy the comradery and fun that our students bring and Edward is exactly that, he has a wicked sense of humour and a positive mindset.

" I’ve been fortunate enough to visit him from time to time and seeing how positive and chatty he continues to be is inspiring, I, the team and students of Talking Props wish Edward a speedy recovery so he can come back home to us in September and get back on stage!"

Edward was due to perform as the title role in the group's upcoming production of Aladdin this July.

Students of Talking Props will still stage all three of their upcoming musicals next month despite the missed rehearsal time due to the pandemic.

Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust give financial support to families when a child is diagnosed with cancer, if they relapse or sadly pass away.

They also gave additional grants to local families during the Covid pandemic to help with extra costs and delivered packs of supplies to families in Worcester.