The nights of 14, 15 and 16 June were very special for the Performing Arts Faculty as we saw our Senior Students taking part in their final school production of Into the Woods.
Despite the heat, Year 13 and Year 11 students wowed audiences on their first performance on the Monday evening, demonstrating their true resilience and talent rehearsing through the pandemic and numerous lockdowns. The work of Stephen Sondheim is a huge challenge musically, but our students performed with confidence and accuracy, receiving so many comments of praise from our audience. We were always aware that a school production in the current climate would always be a challenge, however, we received the news late on Monday evening that one of the cast members would have to isolate. In true 'the show must go on spirit', Mrs Jones went on to learn the role so that the performance could still go ahead, and the cast were still able to shine in their performances on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Our isolating cast member was sadly missed and their contribution and fantastic performance on the Monday evening will not be forgotten. Our socially distanced, cabaret style performance sold out entirely, where audiences enjoyed table service drinks provided the wonderful Friends of Hampton High.
This was a truly spectacular show which was so enjoyable to watch these amazing students who will pave the way for a new generation of Performing Arts students at Hampton High - well done to the amazing cast and crew we loved going ‘Into the Woods’ with you.