This year’s School Show, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, ran from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th February and was an immense success which demonstrated a prodigious talent in our students and staff.

The drama was skillfully exemplified by Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, played by Year 13  and Year 11 students Matthew and Natalia, who galvanised the whole cast into a totally professional performance. Their acting was supported by our fine musicians, conducted entirely by Year 13 student Dean, and coordinated by Miss Horton.

We must thank our Director of Music, Mr Emery, supported by our Head of English, Mr Kershaw, for directing and producing the show and accepting nothing less than the highest standards in all aspects of the production. Thanks must also go to Miss Aldred for her tremendous effort in the costume department.

A host of other students gave unseen commendable help in stage management, lighting, sound, costume and make up. Administration was organised by our laudable office and estates staff, and hospitality each night was provided by the Parents’ Association.

This year we are particularly grateful to the Marjorie Green Charitable Trust and the Miss Wethered Charitable Trust for making generous donations to support this year’s School Show. We are also grateful to Morecrofts Solicitors for sponsoring this show as well as an anonymous supporter for their generosity.

We eagerly anticipate next year’s show.

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