October 22nd, 2016

Young performers show how it’s done

Updated: 10:02 am, Jul 01, 2016

THERE has been much drama in district schools recently.

The Kingsley Preparatory School in Leamington joined in a nationwide celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Pupils aged six to 11-years-old delivered a production with a rock and roll twist which included renditions of Elvis songs.

Two shows were held at the school before the cast were given the chance to perform at the RSC’s Other Place in Stratford as part of the RSC Dream Team Playmaking Festival.

King’s High and Warwick School teamed up to bring the West End to Warwick.

Actors, singers and musicians from the two schools joined forces to perform Oliver! at the Bridge House Theatre.

Leamington’s Spa Centre was the venue for Crackley Hall School’s summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The 180 strong cast from the Kenilworth school put on an all singing all dancing show with some acrobatics thrown in for good measure, with 11-year-old Eve Farquharson taking on the role of Joseph.

And Myton School took audiences on a trip down the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz.

Pupils aged 11 to 14-years-old from the school’s WINGS drama group put on three performances of Dorothy’s journey to Oz to friends and family.

The Friends of Myton School provided refreshments at the shows and were able to make a £1,500 donation towards the cost of radio microphones for the drama department.