Friday, April 12, 2024
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Park House performance prompts talks with West End Theatres

Earlier this month, Park House School students wowed audiences with a display of singing, dancing and acting talent as they donned their habits for Sister Act, this year’s performance.

Every year the Park House School performances are much anticipated and typically deliver outstanding reviews. Previous performances include ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Our House’. However, this year, the performance has prompted talks with West End Theatres to explore the feasibility of the students taking the show to London’s West End’s Adelphi Theatre.

80 students from years 7 to 13 acted out the musical sister act in front of audiences totaling 650 across all showings at Arlington Arts and impressing a talent scout on the opening night.

Ella Hickman stunned those watching as Deloris Van Cartier, brilliantly supported by the super-talented Dulcie Crosby as Mother Superior.

Derek Peaple, Head Teacher at Park House School said:

‘The recent production of Sister Act showcased the incredible range of creative talent at the school and I am absolutely delighted that this has been rewarded with the opportunity to subsequently perform at an iconic West End venue. This is an enormous credit to both the cast and the whole production team led by Hannah Baron, our outstanding Head of Drama.’