The Performing Arts Festival was held recently and was a hugely entertaining and successful evening.
Beane House opened proceedings with a parody musical of ‘Twilight’. They used drama techniques well and a special mention should go to the narration and the excellent use and choice of appropriate music throughout.
Ashbourne House followed this with ‘The Very Unmerry Adventures of Robin Hood’ – excellent characterisation throughout and well choreographed dance numbers.
The third entry was Lea House with their version of ‘Beetlejuice’. Strong, committed performances from all with a good use of drama techniques particularly in the juxtaposition of the ghosts and the estate agents.
The showcase ended with Rib House presenting ‘The Wizard of Oz’. There were clever and inventive use of props, hall and stage space. The use of drama techniques was consistent and appropriate with particularly strong stage pictures and physical theatre.
After much deliberation the overall winner’s trophy was awarded to Rib. Special mention must go to Ellen and Tamsin for a fantastic directorial debut.
- Beane – Twilight
- Ashbourne – Robin Hood
- Lea – Beetlejuice
- Rib – The Wizard of Oz
- Winning House