Thursday, December 18, 2008

It Will Be Alright on the Night

The Ursuline College's inaugural drama club presentation was a wild success last night. Students presented to a packed hall and a broad variety of local dramatic and dancing talent was displayed.

It's a shame that I didn't have a good enough camera with me to capture some of the performances but tremendous credit goes to the teachers and the college teenagers who raised money for the Pilgrims Hospice in selling tickets for their event, put in so much effort and for giving all the assembled parents such a good show.

Several of us were reminded of the 'Cambridge Footlights' in the comedy sketch, pictured, giving a passing impression of the likes of Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery and Stephen Fry and so it looks as if there's a rich vein of comedic talent at the school which should be putting on performances for some time to come.

1 comment:

Bertie Biggles said...

Delighted to see that Drama has returned to The Ursuline at last and that a proud father has recorded the event.

There has been a dearth of cultural expression there, for too long, other than the efforts by Head of Music. There is more to life than SATs, GCSE League Tables and Sports Academy specialism and tapping the enthusiasm and talent in young people across a wide range of interests is what good schools should be doing. Hopefully this start heralds a new cultural dawn! Well done the English Dept and young students.