• Publication date: October 10, 2010

It�s a British twist on High School Musical Britannia High: Where everyone comes to sing & dance

Britannia High was a British musical drama television series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers and their mentors at a fictional London theatre school.

Britannia High was a British musical drama television series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers and their mentors at a fictional London theatre school.

The show starred Sapphire Elia, Georgina Hagen, Mitch Hewer, Rana Roy, Matthew James Thomas and Marcquelle Ward, as well as Adam Garcia as the dance mentor, Lorraine Pilkington as the music mentor and Mark Benton as the school principal and acting mentor.

In addition to the main cast, the series featured cameo performances from Girls Aloud, Boyzone, Matt Willis and Gemma Bissix. Also, Aston Merrygold, lead singer of hit boyband JLS auditioned for the role before his success in the boyband - but only made it to the final 16.

Pixie Lott also auditioned. The show featured an original soundtrack which was created by a team of pop producers and writers in the UK, led by Take That member Gary Barlow.

The show has been compared to the popular musicals High School Musical and Fame. The cast, however, are of the opinion that Britannia High is "Something new. And it's British."

Year: 2008

Runtime: 45 mins (episode)

Genre: Musical

Starring:

Sapphire Elia

Georgina Hagen

Rana Roy

Matthew James Thomas

Sophie Powles

Produced by: ITV Studios and Globe Productions