Throughout the course of the year all students in Years 4-6 perform in a Drama and Music showcase performance.
The Showcases are designed to give every child an opportunity to perform in front of an audience and to demonstrate some of the skills that they have learnt in Drama and Music lessons.
Year 4 Showcase - Spring Term
The Year 4 showcase, in the Spring Term, took the challenge of educating its audience in the history of theatre by putting on The Adventures of Drama Man!. Such a task was both brave and ambitious, but the Year 4s managed to guide their audience through Greek Theatre to Elizabethan Theatre to Victorian Theatre and into the more contemporary theatre of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Drama was accompanied by some skilful musicians, and all pupils performed with confidence and skill to an audience of 100+ in the Pre-Prep hall.
Year 5 Showcase - Summer Term
The Summer Term saw the turn of the Year 5 showcase: The Life of Bob. This performance, portraying the life story of a character called Bob, was told using Trestle Masks. Trestle masks require the actors to embrace the characters they are playing through body language and mime. This advanced and difficult skill was brilliantly delivered by the students of Year 5 and they created a very successful evening. Over the course of the evening fourteen musical soloists performed with great ability.
Year 6 Showcase - Autumn Term
Once again, the Year 6 pulled off another exciting and varied drama showcase, with their performance of The Kid Who Fell Into A Book, based on the Alan Ayckbourn book of a similar name. It sees Kevin, a boy with an insatiable appetite for reading, 'fall' into a book and travel through different classic stories with his favourite detective Rockfist Slim. Together they embark on an adventure to defeat the evil Green Shark and find their way out of the book.
We watched as Kevin, played by a variety of boys and girls across all three forms, travel through a series of stories including Bugsy Malone, The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Grease.
They rounded off their brilliant performance with an ensemble piece from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat before a final toe tapping dance to Greased Lightning.