Our GCSE Drama pupils, together with some keen drama students from various other year groups, went on our annual drama trip to watch the musical ‘Hairspray’ at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on Thursday last week and had a brilliant experience.
The group thoroughly enjoyed the eagerly anticipated songs such as, ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ and “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now”. Our pupils were totally engaged and sang along at any given opportunity. Amazingly one point, Derek Edogiawere in Year 10, had all the audience joining him in clapping to the beat of one of the songs. All our drama pupils enjoyed the theatrical experience, especially listening to Mr Warham’s singing during the coach trips to and from Manchester!
The show was a fun-filled, feel good musical, bursting with show-stopping numbers, dazzling costumes, and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy too! Our pupils really enjoyed the musical with its unique hilarious, joyous, and uplifting presentation.
Mrs Culkin has found the live theatre performance an invaluable experience, especially for our Year 11 pupils in preparation for their GCSE Drama examinations, allow them to collectively share thoughts and opinions in a critically and sophisticated way.