Monthly Archives: January 2017

AS Drama Performance Assessment this Friday – please support!

UVHS Drama Studio. 4:30pm Friday 3 February.

For the Component 1 assessment of the AS Drama and Theatre Studies Course, students need to perform an extract from a chosen play in the style of a renowned theatre practitioner to a selective and supportive audience. They also need to perform a role in the form of a monologue or duologue. This year’s students have chosen to perform ‘Metamorphosis’ by Steven Berkoff (adapted from the short story by Franz Kafka), adopting his stylised approach to theatre combining mime and movement with a highly mannered form of line delivery associated with Berkoff’s practice. After a performing an abridgment of the play, focussing on the theme of the parasitical nature of the poor protagonist’s family, there is a short interlude of comedy in the form of Moth and Maudie from Jim Cartwright’s famous play ‘Two’. The darkness descends as the performance is concluded with the duologue of Roy and Lesley from the same play.


Great concert with NYJO

A massive well done to the 8 students who played at QKS with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra on Friday night  –  Abi, Michael, Jacob, Jack, Jess, Bella, Sophie & Tabi.  Some great improvisations from them (Michael McCluskey  –  where did that stonking solo come from????) made an ageing music teacher, who wishes he was young enough to be playing in such events, VERY proud.  I am sure that everyone will also agree that listening to NYJO on their own was a truly memorable experience.

The only recording I could find from QKS/NYJO was this – it isn’t just nepotism!!  Copy and paste into your browser to see it.

Next gig is a reduced Big Band at Water Yeat on Friday 17th Feb – doors open at 7.15 for a 7.45 start.  The band is:

Saxes – Bella, Dylan, Tabi, Sophie & Jess    Brass – David, Abi, Anna, Michael, Emma & Jack    Rhythm – Emily, Erin & Adam       Vox – Connor, Tabi, Emma & Bella



Chamber Choir @ BAE

The Chamber Choir were honoured to have been asked to perform at the naming ceremony for HMS Audacious at BAE on the 16th December.  With the Royal Marines as their backing band they gave a great performance of seasonal music as well as the the traditional Seafarer’s Hymn and National Anthem.Chamber Choir at BAE

Me And My Girl

Tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a brilliant production  –  and Mr Vogler’s induction into the UVHS Performing Arts Hall of Fame!!

Please try to support the show and encourage as many friends/family/colleagues to attend.  Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office or via the Coronation Hall website.

Me and My Girl poster