THE TEMPEST

The cast of the 6th Form Production of The Tempest were in school on Sunday for the first of their weekend rehearsals. While we still have a long way to go before the show is ready, lots of progress was made and the show is really coming together. Here is a sneak peak at the promotional video which will be shown in assembly this week. Tickets are available from Monday for the performances which are on Wednesday 29th November and Thursday 30th November.

The Tempest: It is Shakespeare, but not as you know it!

Alice The Musical

It is less than a week until the spectacular Prep School Production of ‘Alice The Musical’- the set is looking fantastic and tickets are selling fast. Get yours now.

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The Senior School Production Begins!

The rehearsals for A Christmas Carol started today when 26 students took part in the first ‘audition’ workshop during ECAs. There was a real buzz and energy among the cast and we saw lots of creativity and talent, as well as an emerging sense of ensemble even at this early stage in the process.  We are confident that this will be another fantastic production and are very excited about beginning the process of bringing the show to life.

 

 

Senior School Production

Following on from the success of Daisy Pulls it Off in 2015, the 2016 Senior School production promises to be a contrast, but nonetheless another fun and exciting challenge. The play, to be performed on the 30th November and 1st December is  A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.

Bartlett’s script is a magical refashioning Charles Dickens’ famous story and will provide us with lots of opportunities to create a unique and memorable piece of theatre. The play is both darkly serious and hilariously funny. There are lots of interesting characters and parts, and the style of the play also requires a strong ensemble . While the play is not a musical, there will be some music in it (it is Christmas after all!).

If you are interested in taking part, please sign up  for periods 7 and 8 on Thursday when you make your ECA choices.a christmas.jpg

How the set began…

The set for Emil and the Detectives, designed by Mr Stratton, was certainly very impressive – the moment when the curtains opened to reveal the full expanse of the stage was a great moment of theatre.

But all great things start from humble beginnings. Mr Stratton was in school on the recent public holiday to start the set design:

First reviews are in!

Here are some of the comments we’ve received about the first performances of Emil and the Detectives:

Amazing, amazing, amazing. So so amazing. It was so impressive. The students were incredible and the ensembles were brilliant. The set was fantastic, and so too were the costumes and props. Thank you for giving us all a fabulous evening. What an achievement. We are all full of admiration. 

What a thoroughly entertaining evening – sometimes funny, sometimes quite moving but always fully engaging. 

Wow!! Amazing individual performances, stunning ensemble moments, and incredible set, poignant moments of song, hilarious moments of action and dialogue, bikes, goats, crazy old ladies, moustaches, chase scenes . . . Emil and the Detectives had it all, and I can’t wait to see it again!

I would just like to say ‘FANTASTIC’ to the opening night of Emil and the Detectives! The children once again showed how much they enjoyed being on the stage: professional, clear and at times extremely funny!! You definitely have some very talented actors and actresses.

I was amazed at the quality of the performances and the production as a whole – a tour de force. And everyone I’ve spoken to about it feels the same way. 

Firstly congratulations on last night’s opening performance; once again the performances, the staging, scenery which really did evoke the density and pace of a city . . . were outstanding. Given the size of the ensemble, it was an impressive production and you could see that all the performers were enjoying it. 

Very well done to . . . the performers tonight, on what was an excellent production. Not only could you clearly see the effort that had gone in and the enjoyment they were having, but to keep the momentum with such a large cast was truly impressive.

Well done, everyone!