HNCs’ Musical Theatre students hosted a spectacular cabaret style evening in the College’s theatre space, the Boilerhouse, wowing family and friends with an eclectic mix of songs from a range of popular musicals.
Year 12 Musical Theatre students worked to choreograph the evening alongside their teachers, pulling inspiration from a range of musicals and performing show-stopping numbers from hit musicals including ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. In preparation for the show, students also worked alongside Chris Pulleyn, the Junior Fellow Répétiteur at the RNCM for 2019-2021, and principal Répétiteur for the college’s opera productions, including Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mansfield Park and Flight by Jonathan Dove.
The Applied Musical Theatre course at HNC is a full time qualification that sees students stretch their academic understanding of the subject, as well as working on their performance skills in our state-of-the-art theatre under the guidance of our subject experts. This Cabaret performance not only provided an opportunity for our students to demonstrate their musical theatre skills, it also formed an integral part of the Year 12 assessment.
Cat John, Course Leader for Musical Theatre, comments “What a brilliant evening – I am incredibly impressed with the standard of performance that our Year 12 students demonstrated last night. Our audience were treated to a variety of well known musical numbers, which were performed to the very highest of standards; students worked incredibly hard to showcase their talents and they can be proud of their performance. I cannot wait for our next show, Chicago, which will see Musical Theatre students from Years 12 and 13 perform – keep an eye out for tickets on sale shortly!”.
You can view a gallery of images from the show below.