'Price & Sons'!
The annual PA Induction Week took place last week culminating in two performances on Friday 28th June. The week brought 36 students together from years 11, 12 and 13 to create an abridged version of the hit West End Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots’. Many of the students had seen the production when we organised a theatre trip back in 2017 so were very excited to be working on this uplifting and thought provoking piece of theatre, retitled to ‘Price & Sons’. Working intensively over the 6 days the cast worked as a team to create a 90 minute extract that kept true to the spirit and vision of the original production. Outstanding performances from all involved with some stand out performances by Jordan Bowers, Daniel Hall and Ruthie Banks, supported by George Joslin, Leo Vincent, Harry Arnold, Mateo Grilo, Tallulah Hemmings, Elinor Dunton and Kiera Ward. It was also lovely to see two year 8 boys join the cast to play the roles of Young Charlie and Young Lola – James Birchmore and Finley Bullivant stepped up to the challenge and the older students really valued having them in the piece. With a rousing finale of ‘Just be, who you want to be’ the show was a fitting end to the BTEC and GCSE Dance and Performing Arts courses, whilst inducting the new internal and external year 11’s into sixth form. If you missed out there is an opportunity to watch select scenes from the piece in next weeks ‘Celebration of Dance’ – tickets on sale via www.positickets.co.uk
Head of Performing & Creative Arts