Half-way through Year 12, I review life in the Sixth Form and make predictions on my January exam results. Plus, there’s exclusive video content from the Furze Platt Harlem Shake production, and great photos from the school’s recent Guys & Dolls production.
Tagged: school musical
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Anyone who has followed this blog from the start (back in November) will know that since September I have been working on a musical. Called ‘Honk!’, it is a musical comedy by Stiles and Drewe. ‘Honk!’ tells the story of the Ugly Duckling, and is a musical, funky version of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved tale.
For the last few mornings, I have been around all of the forms in costume, advertising the show and encouraging people to come and watch it. It got four shows; one matinee to the Junior School, and one every night on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Last night, (Thursday), six months of work came to an end, and I was incredibly proud and honoured when myself and the cast received a standing ovation. I am trying to get some photos of the show for you, but I haven’t even got them myself yet. I was, however, in the local newspaper yesterday, as a plug for the show. We’ll see if we can find some kind of clipping from that for you.
But, I was so happy and thankful to everyone working backstage without nearly as much praise as the cast. They are the real superstars of the show, and without them – quite simply – there would be no show.
I stayed on to help ‘strike the set’, taking it all down to be driven back to the company whom we hired it from this (Friday) morning. It was also good, as it let me thank all of those marvellous techies, stage management, and band members.
Until next time,
I write to you from a dark room, with no light other than that radiating from this screen. Don’t think that this is in any way sinister, it’s simply because I haven’t turned the lights on.
The rehearsals for the school musical officially came to an end yesterday (Sunday) after months of practices. This morning, during form time, I went around with three of the other characters in costume, to promote ticket sales which are – at present – dwindling. Today was the Matinee performance for a nearby Junior School, who seemed to love the show. The local paper also came along for a quick ‘photoshoot’ of the main characters for next week’s paper.
I will, perhaps, post some of the photos which have been taken from the show sometime after this week.
But, until then, thank you for taking the time to read this blog.