School Musical

An integral part of our school calendar each year is the production of a Musical Show, which usually takes place at the end of the first half term i.e Hallowe’en. For students, parents and staff alike it demonstrates the importance of team-work and commitment and it nurtures a sense of school spirit. As well as fostering individual talent, it also makes the students aware of the possibilities for leisure activities when they leave school. In recent years we have staged our shows in a new venue – Sr Ursula Memorial Hall and it affords us the opportunity of catering for large casts – 200 approximately and an audience capacity of 600 plus.

Whilst the staging of shows/musicals/operettas is a tradition as old as the school itself the following is a list of shows since 1982 and gives some indication of the variety undertaken over the years

1982 The Quaker Girl

1983 Oklahoma!

1984 Lilac Time

1985 The Student Prince

1986 My Fair Lady

1987 Fiddler on the Roof

1988 Annie Get Your Gun

1989 Showboat

1990 Brigadoon

1991 Finian’s Rainbow

1992 Calamity Jane

1993 Carousel

1994 The Desert Song

1995 Camelot

1996 The Pajama Game

1997 My Fair Lady

1998 Hello Dolly

1999 Kiss Me Kate

2000 Jesus Christ Superstar

2001 Bridadoon

2002 Les Misérable

2003 Fiddler on the Roof

2004 Chess

2005 Children of Eden

2006 West Side Story

2007 Evita

2008 Ragtime

2009 Guys and Dolls

2010 Sound of Music

2011 Crazy for You

2012 Oklahoma!

2013 Jesus Christ Superstar

2014 Les Miserable

2015 Oliver!

2016 Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

2017 Hello Dolly

The show gives an opportunity not only to the 200 or so students that take part on stage but also involves another 100 who are involved in backstage preparations: making props, painting sets, helping with make-up. They also are involved in the organisation of front of house as usherettes, raffle sellers and box office assistants.