Talented students at Bohunt School put on a sensational production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast last week.
The show, which ran for three nights and a matinee performance, at the Bedales Olivier Theatre, was packed out every night.
The entire performance fizzed with professionalism, energy and verve – and was an impressive example of the wonderful shows that Bohunt students perform every year. Much of the atmosphere was down to the superb acting, which made for a show with a particular kinetic kind of magic.
Carly Du Feu, Bohunt School’s Head of Expressive Arts, said,
“A massive thank you to all the students, staff and supporters of Bohunt. We’re so proud of everyone who took part. The whole experience has been absolutely amazing. The whole school, students and teachers, got involved. We had professional touring costumes and set hired in, a hair and make-up team, stage crew, support from Sixth Form students, a live 20 piece professional sounding stage orchestra made up of students and staff.
Students have said it was a really enjoyable experience and were delighted to be part of such a sensational show. We’ve had some fantastic reviews, with some people saying it is the best show we’ve done so far. Everybody’s now tired and getting back to reality, but the memory will live on!”
The support of Bedales School, in the loan of their Olivier Theatre, as well as technical support, is an example of the School’s ongoing collaborative relationship.
The show has made Headteacher Neil Strowger extremely proud.
“From the incredible talent and dedication of our students to the commitment and vision of staff in the Expressive Arts department and beyond, Beauty and the Beast is a testament to our ethos of enjoy, respect, achieve. Last week’s performances really were breathtaking: Bohunt School at its best. We are grateful to Bedales School for their support and I look forward to future initiatives with them that transcend the education sectors and improve the experiences of our young people.”