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!
Our 2018 Production Mary Poppins Wed 7 - Fri 9 November
This year we are very excited to be performing Mary Poppins Junior. Rehearsals are well underway and the students are really enjoying learning the songs, lines and choreography for this great production.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
Legally Blonde the 2018 production 'Another big hit with audiences'
The Sir John Colfox Academy are celebrating the success of another successful ‘school production’. Last week the Expressive Arts Faculty put on a fantastic school production “Legally Blonde Junior”. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture. The musical is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. Click here to read more
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.
To read the View From Bridport review please click here