Live, unadulterated Rock Music was on the agenda this week at Bishop Luffa’s production of School of Rock. Congratulations to all involved.
A company of nearly 100 pupils contributed to the production and performed this week to packed houses. It was a sensational show and the audience response was terrific. The play tells an appealing story with a strong message about the role of the arts and about being true to yourself. The tension, pace and energy was high throughout. There were some great moments of comedy, emotionally engaging songs accompanied by a toe tapping band of live musicians, engaging dance routines, polished technical sound and lighting effects and sensitively observed, emotionally engaging characterisation. All of these elements came together to create the feeling of a professional production at a very high standard.
The greatest thing of all was to see so many pupils grow and develop through the process of putting on the show. For example, some had never performed or sung on stage before and some had never learned to read music before. What a great achievement creating a memory all involved will not easily forget.
Simon Tooley, Co-Chair of the PFA said "I would just like to congratulate all who particpated in School of Rock - actors, tech and stage crew, and the musicians. It was yet another excellent Bishop Luffa production."
Raffle tickets to win tickets to see Matilda were sold on Wednesday and Thursday evening, raising a fantastic £312. The lucky winner was David Luff (11Sherborne).
Mrs Nicky Furnell, Team Leader Drama
Photo credits: Sam Haigh (11King)