On Thursday 6 April, students from The Regis School showcased a dazzling evening of drama, dance and music to an audience who were truly wowed. The evening was introduced via the medium of a vibrant film created by Media AV Technician Mr Hills. The film included clips, images and information about all of the events, performances, trips, workshops and achievements involving performing arts students at The Regis School this year.
To kick-start the performances, Year 13 Level 3 Performing Arts BTEC students showcased their dark and spellbinding production of Macbeth which was performed back in November at the Alexandra Theatre (with great success) as part of the Shakespeare for Schools festival. This was followed by a stunning dance piece by the ‘Signature’ dance troupe, which explored the rights of children and the experiences of children in Syria. The moving and thought-provoking dance was choreographed by Year 12 student Ellie who runs ‘Signature Dance Club’ weekly and works beautifully with the younger students to create wonderful dance work which always has a clear message. The dancers truly performed the dance in character, having a very strong impact on the audience. Darci in Year 7, who was one of the dancers said, ‘I really enjoyed performing. Ellie has such great choreography and the performing arts teachers are really supportive.’
The rest of the evening included dance work from a range of year groups and fantastic music work including a rap performance by Walid and the Year 10 band which was truly a highlight of the evening. Other music pieces included stunning vocals from Year 11 student Jade who sang ‘How will I know’ and ‘Little Lies’ accompanied by talented Year 11 musicians, Y12 crooner Charlie singing ‘My Way’ accompanied by Year 12 pianist Mathew and finally Hollie in Year 13, who ended the evening with a lively rendition of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ as a duet with Charlie, accompanied by the very accomplished TRS Sixth Form band.
Head of Performing Arts Jolie Lelliott said of the evening, ‘I was immensely proud of all of the students! They have all worked so incredibly hard and it was extremely rewarding to see the high quality of their work, as well how much they enjoyed being on stage. Huge thanks must go to the Performing Arts Team – their dedication continues to provide fantastic performing arts opportunities for students at The Regis School.’
The Performing Arts department at The Regis School is now looking forward to their next major production which will be ‘School of Rock’, to be performed in July.