Last week was an amazing week in the Performing Arts Department with our Lion King Junior Show Week. Disney magic was cast over the whole academy with the sounds of African chants, djembe drums and the vision of lionesses, hyenas and a range of African wildlife roaming free in the corridors. Five Sold out Lion King Junior Performances were enjoyed by Performers, crew, our primary school invited guests and audience members alike. The dedication, enthusiasm and passion from the cast has been incredible all year and show week certainly made all of the hard work worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported the Lion King Junior production both during the year long process and throughout show week. Thanks to our Performers, Backstage and front of house Crew, Media and Creative team, Make-up artists, Parents, Visual Art Department, Mr Goodwill and Year 10 Building Crafts and Audience members (apologies if we have missed any one!) we could not have achieved such a successful show without you all. The Performing Arts Department would like to thank our 120 strong cast for their professionalism and energies last week. You really gave show week 110%, we are in awe of your talent and could not be prouder of what you all achieved last week. We hope you loved the experience and feel proud of your show – you were awesome.

The audience overwhelmingly remarked on the enjoyment that all of the performers showed on stage and the strength of all cast members making the show a tight ensemble achievement.

Throughout the week we had some lovely feedback, thank you to all who took the time to praise the cast and crew. We even received a good luck tweet from Lion King on Broadway, the highest of support indeed!

Thank you once again, we hope you enjoyed our show. Always remember life is better with a little Hakuna Matata!!

Miss Brown and the Performing Arts Team

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“I haven’t enough words to tell you how I felt last night watching your production at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. I came away buzzing like I’d just seen a West End Performance. My expectations were blown out of the water and I am so proud of what the students achieved. From the casting to the set design, the choreography to the singing everything was incredible and I am officially in awe of the Lord Lawson students.” Lion King Junior Audience member Friday evening performance.