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DRAMA & PERFORMING ARTS Performances, trips, rehearsals...the Drama department has finished the year as busy as ever, with the Year 10 performance evening on 2nd July inspired by our trip in May to see The Woman in Black, a West End trip to the long running hit The Lion King on the 4th July and the performing arts road show with Queen Mary’s College! For the autumn term we already have plans to see the sell-out Matilda The Musical in December 2013 (some tickets are still available so ask Mrs. Affleck-Cruise for a letter if you would like to go) and rehearsals, set/prop making continues for The Jungle Book performances which are now taking place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September 2013.

Year 10 Performances

CBEC students recently travelled to London to see the musical theatre production of The Lion King. Mrs Affleck-Cruise said “I thought it was wonderful that students could enjoy the show with staff and their families. It felt like a whole community trip.”

Tuesday 2nd July saw year 10 students performing work inspired by The Woman in Black and Dark Cinderella.

When asked what they thought of the show, the feedback from students was extremely positive. Here are just a few of the comments that were made:

The students were all fantastic and the performances terrifically chilling! One member of the audience even

Rosie: “It was really good, the way the elephant and the giraffes were built. The set design was really good, the costumes were amazing. The dancing was pretty good.”

Molly: “It was good when they came down the aisles at the beginning. The lion face on Simba was good.”

Tori: “It was fantastic and moving”

Megan: “It was really good with all the puppets.”

Ellie: ”It was an amazing experience.”

Olly: “It was stunning.”

remarked that the students “really created dramatic tension” throughout their performances. Well done to everyone involved!

The Jungle Book

A chance for you to be involved! Calling all soon-to-be Year 7s! Join the chorus of our whole school production at the beginning of term - see Mrs Affleck-Cruise or ask at reception for a leaflet. Forget about your worries and your strife and come and sing with us. It’s a great way to make new friends

Look out for future issues of Cranbourne Catch Up to see news on our next theatre trip to see Matilda The Musical!

and become part of the school community!

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Mrs Kay,

Are you interested in becoming involved in any of the drama department’s projects?

who has donated a range of costumes to the drama department which are suitable for plays set in the 19th and 20th Century. Some of them have already been in use when students worked on scenes from The Woman in Black.

Thank you from the drama

department and its students!

Contact the head of Drama, Mrs Affleck-Cruise, for more information! a.affleck-cruise@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk 01256 868600 Or simply pop in to speak to Mrs Affleck-Cruise to find out how you can get involved.

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News @ Cranbourne - Summer/Autumn 2013  
News @ Cranbourne - Summer/Autumn 2013  
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