Little Britain's Matt Lucas continues support for Kingston arts festival
Little Britain star Matt Lucas has shown his support to the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) by confirming his attendance at a key performance.
The English comedian, screenwriter, singer and actor, is a patron of the annual festival and will watch the National Youth Music Theatre performance of the dreaming at the Rose Theatre on July 19.
The play is a musical version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and will be directed by Jeremy James Taylor, a trustee of IYAF and organisers Creative Youth.
The show has a distinctly spooky edge, mixed with comedy and music created by Howard Goodall, the composer of theme tunes including the Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder.
Lucas said: "Having spent my early years working with both the National Youth Music Theatre and the NYT, I know the value and excitement of being allowed to create and perform in the company of other like-minded young people.
"Clearly Creative Youth has got off to a flying start and has a hugely promising future.
"I am honoured to be a patron and am looking forward to their annual celebration of the achievements of young people in the arts during the International Youth Arts Festival 2012."
IYAF will run from June 29 to July 22.
Visit iyafestival.org.uk for a full programme.