On Wednesday 10 April 2019, more than 200 students from Y9-11 took to the stage for our first ever ‘Applause’ performance showcase. The festival style event used seven performance spaces including the Blackbox, the Theatre, the L/G Steps and Dressing Rooms in the White Box. Audience members could watch Y9 perform scripted duologues, Commedia dell’Arte scenarios devised by our Y10 students and alternative theatre forms including puppetry, personal theatre and site-specific work by our Y11s.
“A huge thank you for the wonderful evening of ‘Applause’ last night. It was inspiring to see so much talent on stage, and to see how far our students have come.” – Susie Blomfield
“I really enjoyed watching the students today during their performances. It was a great opportunity for parents to see such great talent.” – Wendy Thomson
“It was wonderful to see children I have known since Y1 who are now in Y9 and many more that I don’t know who took to the stage to perform so well in front of us.” – Marion Udall
“I had an amazing time moving from one venue to another. On each of the stages the students took their performance very seriously and they were SENSATIONAL.” – Sue Thomas