This year’s Drama Showcase proved to be a huge draw for even more aspiring actors and performers, which included boys and girls from every year; all hoping to tread the boards of the Croston Theatre.
There was an incredible variety of acts showing off the talents of the pupils, ranging from high energy musical theatre such as ‘Hairspray Medley’ and ‘High School Musical’, to the more sombre set piece ‘Mary Ann Cotton’, and the humorous anecdotes from ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. The Showcase was a roller coaster of emotion sometimes sending the audience into fits of laughter and other times conducting spine- tingling shivers through the auditorium.
It was obvious that so much hard work and professionalism had gone into producing the show including the fabulous costumes, set design, sound and lighting, which only enhanced the performances of all of the students.
From the youngest to the more experienced thespians, the confidence of the performers really shone through, and the camaraderie of the cast was evident, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Hopefully the thrill of being part of such as successful showcase will be something the students will always treasure, and perhaps in the future it will even inspire them to seek out the bright lights of the West End.