01:31PM, Friday 18 November 2016
Students from Claires Court took to the stage to showcase their skills at Norden Farm last weekend.
‘A Night at the Movies’ featured students singing, dancing and performing to hits songs from movie soundtracks including Ghostbusters, Moon River and The Great Escape on Saturday, November 12.
Maggie Olivier, head of drama said, “Claires Court School is not a performing arts school but the pupils again outshone themselves in this year’s collaborative musical extravaganza: A Night at the Movies.
“The live band, solo singers, group singing, dancing and acting showed off a wide range of remarkable talent.”
James Wilding, academic principal, said: “The show demonstrated the commitment and hard work of both staff and students, right from the opening scenes of the production with a ‘Chaplinesque’ silent movie.
“Innovations included a Busby Berkeley routine, a helicopter gunship backdrop, and allusions to films as diverse as Kill Bill and Easter Parade.
“Nobody left the theatre without having had a moment of laughter and shedding a tear, with the Saturday Night finale, definitely ‘moving’ us all.”
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