Havering boys celebrate getting roles as Michael Jackson in the West End

Owen Jordan Mugowa

Owen Jordan Mugowa - Credit: Archant

Two boys from Havering will be starring in the West End with Michael Jackson roles.

Kierran Rogers-Bedminster

Kierran Rogers-Bedminster - Credit: Archant

Kieran Rogers-Bedminster, 13, and Owen Jordan Mugowa, 11, will be starring as the superstar as a child in Thriller.

Both boys, who are part of Make Believe performing arts academy in Romford, beat hundreds of others at auditions in early May.

The boys are also in the spotlight and are being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary to be aired in September, which follows talented youngsters in their quest to become stars.

Harry Blumenau, director of the Make Believe Talent Agency, said: “Playing Michael Jackson in the West End for both of these boys is the dream role and I am delighted we were able to secure them the part’.

Joel Kern, managing director of Make Believe, said: “The dream to perform in the West End has become a reality for these two talented youngsters and we are confident that the formula of finding and nurturing talent will only bring more youngsters the success they strive so hard for.”