On Thursday 11 July 2013, Year 12 students studying for their Level 3 Performing Arts qualification produced a simply stunning evening of entertainment. Audience members were impressed with every single student and in awe of the near faultless performances of some very complex pieces of theatre.
Starting with a piece titled ‘London’, the company brought memories flooding back of the issues associated with the London riots two summers ago. The control and professionalism of the cast quickly put nervous parents, family members and friends at ease as the students relived a piece that had already gained each student the award of a Distinction.
During the interval, the audience watched a video of ‘A Bit Lost’ being performed recently at The Blue School for Reception and Year 1 children. Members of staff at The Blue School were hugely impressed with the show and felt that the company were far better than a professional company who had visited the school recently. Praise indeed!
The second half was a chance for each student to show their individual talents through a series of Shakespeare monologues. The performances were filmed and assessed and again each and every student gained a distinction. This will also stand them in good stead for Drama School auditions next year.
The stunning conclusion to the evening was a piece of physical theatre using extracts from ‘The Trial’ by Steven Berkoff. As Mrs Davies-Jones said at the end: “These students are simply stunning, you should be so proud of how hard they have worked and of their marvellous performances”.
Well done to Mrs Davies Jones, Miss Durber and Mr McDonnell on their tuition and for inspiring such wonderful performances from the cast: Raymond Anum, Jack Buckley, Arnold Cekaj, Tevin Hall, Ricardo McMaster, Taheen Modak and Madeleine Williams.