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Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th March

Last week after months of rehearsal the Performing Arts Department proudly presented our 2019 production, Mary Poppins Junior.

On Monday 25th March we performed our dress rehearsal to an invited audience of local primary schools and then performed to four sold-out audiences throughout the rest of the week. Across the week our cast performed to over 1,500 audience members, this is quite an achievement. Since September the cast has been hard working and dedicated attending weekly rehearsals to create a show and performances to be extremely proud of.
We are overwhelmed by the response to the show and could not be any prouder of our Cast and Team. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Mary Poppins Junior from the AcademyDesign Studio, the Academy office staff for support with ordering costumes and tickets sales, to Mrs Jacobson for chaperoning our cast backstage every evening and organising our Primary School dress rehearsal. A Special thanks must go to Mr Warden and the Hi-Lights team who worked alongside us to create our incredibly colourful and creative Cherry Tree Lane set and provided us with technical equipment and assistance. We are so lucky to have you as our extended team and cannot wait to work with you again soon on our new production.

Thank you also to parents/ carers and audience members for supporting or rehearsal process and show week itself. The show would not be possible without your support of the students and the demands of the show.

Personally, I would like to thank the Performing Arts Department Mrs Hall, Miss Race, Mrs Gray and Mr Nesbitt. Thank you for believing in the production from the beginning and for making it happen. People do not realise how much of your time and going the extra mile you all do to make all of our productions happen. I know that the students appreciate all of your dedication and creativity very much. Final congratulations to our amazing cast. Every performer worked hard to collaborate and create an exciting and impressive show. Professional both on and off stage the cast were a delight to work with. A huge well done to all involved.

The Performing Arts Department are always in awe of the talent, dedication and enthusiasm in our department and we are so pleased that the whole cast had such an amazing week. We hope you agree that the performances were…

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Thank you and we look forward to announcing our plans for our new production very soon.

Miss S. Brown

Subject Leader Performing Arts