The school production is held annually in the school hall. Auditions are held in the summer term. We promote an inclusive process to the school show, with all students who audition, automatically allowed to take part in the final show. It is a fantastic opportunity for different year groups to mix with each other and get to know their peers, as well as express themselves. Each year students always comment on how they would never have gotten to know as many people in the school, if it was not for the school show. Wherever possible we try and go to see the show we are performing that year in London’s West End or Southampton.
The Art and Design and Technology Department make and paint the set, the textiles department create the costumes. Other staff members take on responsibility for stage managing the show, as well as Front of House- it really is a whole school production. Of course the Music, Performing Arts and Drama department work together to make the rehearsals a success. Rehearsals are normally twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00. When it gets closer to show time, students and staff come into school on a Sunday for an all-day intensive rehearsal and the all-important technical rehearsal. The week of the show is a fantastic showcase of student talent, as well as comradery. It is a brilliant moment watching all of the students' hard work paying off in the final performances. This year’s show Bugsy Malone sold out all three nights, and the cast would have gone on another week if they could!
Busgy Malone A Big Hit With Audiences
The 2016 production of Bugsy Malone took place on the 9th, 10th and 11th November, with an open dress rehearsal to local primary schools in the day on the 8th November. The academy's production of Bugsy Malone was a big hit with audiences, the amazing response and sell out performances really meant a lot to the cast and crew whose hard work and dedication made the show such a success.
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