‘No place I’d rather be’

Kyla and supporting cast on percussion singing 'Crickets Sing for Anamaria'

On Friday 19 June, students from the Performing Arts department staged an action packed ‘new style’ showcase to end the academic year, ‘No place I’d rather be’. The acts featured everything from singing and dancing to Shakespearean monologues.

The stars of the performance were Kyla, Jess, Lorren, Zizi, Victoria, Erin and Menna; all of whom were extremely relieved to complete their final major performance.

The Shakespearean monologues were projected onto a large screen during the performance and included many famous works such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, performed by Menna in the countryside of Abbeydore, Herefordshire, and ‘Twelfth Night’, enacted by Zizi at the Abbey. The team would like to give their thanks to Estelle Van Warmelo (Courtyard Pantomime Director), who directed these sections of the show.

Zizi went on to perform in a multimedia presentation of ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley. While Zizi sang, accompanied by the other cast members, the music video was displayed on the screen.

“Is this love – is this love – is this love –

Is this love that I’m feelin’?”

Jess, Zizi, Menna, Lorren and Kyla got the audience’s bodies moving and feet tapping with their dance to ‘Dear Future Husband’ by Meghan Trainor.

Cara Tivey (Teacher in Charge of Performing Arts) stated: “It was a vibrant, action packed, dynamic performance and also utterly rewarding to go out and perform at a professional level.”

Congratulations to everyone who took part and to everyone who helped support this performance!

Menna and Kyla in 'A Right Royal Disaster' (theatre for children performance)

Menna and Kyla in ‘A Right Royal Disaster’ (theatre for children performance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jess and Kyla duet of 'All That Jazz'

Jess and Kyla duet of ‘All That Jazz’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorren and Menna singing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

Lorren and Menna singing ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review written by student Sophie Strawbridge