An Evening of Musical Theatre
The summer show this year was hosted by our compere Sebastian Roberts (year 10) and consisted of a kaleidoscope of numbers from our favourite musicals.
The programme included all the different musical ensembles that rehearse regularly at QEGS supported by our dedicated instrumental teachers, our new senior dance troupe, selected soloists and duets.
For the first time, the senior school collaborated with the junior school to include their talented dancers as part of the choir's Matilda number and year 4-6 pupils also performed an incredible dance to a mash-up of all the Matilda songs.
Year 8 sang a medley of songs from Oliver! led by stage veteran Theo Roberts as Fagin, Mariam Goorani-Nejad as Nancy and Mr Bendell as Bill Sykes. Highlights of the evening included a tap number from Sebastian Roberts, a montage from Phantom of the Opera performed by Alistair Gordon and Beth Ellison, who were both very much in character(!), a passionate duet from Fiona Green and Miss Thomas and a heartfelt rendition of Close Every Door by Ben Martin.
New to the stage this time was Lea Robinson as a demure Audrey Hepburn and Ruby Brandon & Hamza Bux as the lead characters of the musical Once.
The Jazz Band, GCSE Band, Guitar Group, Folk Group, Woodwind Ensemble and Brass Group all did a super job performing on the evening supported by enthusiastic teachers such as Mr Conefrey on the tin whistle, Miss Madden on her guitar and Mr Moriaty-Eames on the euphonium.
An enormous thank you to Mr Bendell & Miss Bowker for the set design and to the wonderful ex-staff and pupils who returned to lend their expertise; Mrs Arkwright, Cara Murray, Harry Martin and Jessica Pierce.
Well done to all those who took part!