Over 30 students, mainly from key stage 3 with 4 from older year groups, have worked incredibly hard this term in their extra-curricular drama club at Felpham Community College.
Held each week since the Autumn, the group have learnt the West End junior adaptation of ‘Matilda the Musical’. As well as being the cast, they are also in charge of the lights and music for the production and have developed both their creative and technical skills considerably since they started learning the musical back in September.
They showcased their performance to year 5 students from Downview Primary School on the 7th December, and then to a sold out (paying!) audience on the evenings on the 7th and 8th December.
Miss Coney, Curriculum Leader for drama, commented: “Well done to all the students who took part – their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication has been a credit to everyone who has been involved. It has been hard work and a lot of work! However it has all been worth it to see how the students have thrived over the term. Thank you to everyone who has supported them and come and watched the show.”
Mason, year 7 student, commented: “I didn’t really do drama at primary school but I joined the drama club at FCC as it looked exciting and it has been great fun. I have made new friends, some in other year groups as well, and although it has been hard work learning it all we have had fun doing it. I was really nervous when we did the first performance but now it is just exciting. The drama theatre at FCC makes you feel like you are in a proper theatre in London, it is awesome!”