St Edmund’s stage School of Rock the musical

Congratulations to all students and staff who were involved in staging – School of Rock, which amazed audiences over three nights at the Spotlight Theatre in Broxbourne.  The adaptation of the original Jack Black film by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Glenn Slater and Julian Fellowes was a challenge to stage but as ever we pulled it off to great acclaim.

It was wonderful to see so many of our younger students taking major roles as the ‘School Kids’ of Horace Green Preparatory School who all acted, sang and danced throughout the show obviously all really enjoying on the of shows biggest numbers, Stick it to the Man.  Some of them even had to play their own instruments live on stage.  They were led by Dewey Finn himself who played amazing guitar solos and left the audiences amazed by the energy of his performance each night.

The Headmistress, Miss Mullins switched perfectly between singing Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria and a Stevie Nicks ballad.  Other notable performances were from Ned, Dewey’s best friend and Patty, his girlfriend.  Down in the pit, the band supported the stage band perfectly; it really was a challenge for our technical team to balance both bands so incredibly well.

Backstage the cast was supported by students helping with scene changes, props and lighting directed by our incredible staff who stage-managed the whole event.

Following the success of Starlight Express, Les Miserables and Hairspray we eagerly look forward to the announcement of next years show!!