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2019/2020

Performing Arts


Performing Arts at Roedean

The Performing Arts department at Roedean proudly presents a diverse, challenging and entertaining programme of events and performances for 2019-2020. The Performing Arts at Roedean are a rich mixture of the classic, the traditional and the contemporary, and of pupil-led and teacher-directed performances. There is a vast range of opportunities available to all girls, from large-scale performances and events to small groups, masterclasses, and teatime recitals. We look forward to welcoming you at these events and hope you enjoy the performances on offer.

Booking Information

For all events, unless you are a student, you must book tickets in advance via the boxoffice: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk. If you have any queries or issues booking, please contact us: E: boxoffice@roedean.co.uk T: 01273 667655

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Events

September

December

Dance6

THE CRUCIBLE

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Piano Teatime Recital

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Music Scholars’ Teatime Recital6

Beat Goes On Teatime Recital

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Lunchtime Concert

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West End Dance & Drama Showing7

CAROL SERVICE12

October

January

Drama Scholars’ Performance7

3Fall Dance Performance13

April

House Drama8

Year 9 Steel Band Teatime Recital13

Informal Dance Showing

November Open Teatime Recital

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DANCE SHOWCASE

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Wind and Brass Teatime Recital

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A Level Mock Text Performance Showcase 10 GCSE Mock Text Performance Showcase

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES GALA CONCERT11

March

Year 8 Music Showcase

A Level Text Performance Exam

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Chamber Music and Strings Teatime Recital

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February Lila Dance Showcase

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May BRIGHTON FRINGE

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Year 7 Music Showcase

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Street Dance Showing

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GCSE Text Performance Exam15

June

House Dance Competition

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Year 8 Gamelan Teatime Recital 

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Ella & Co Showing

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Vocal Teatime Recital

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ROMEO & JULIET

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House Dance

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Roedean Performing Arts Gala

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NAME THAT TUNE GALA CONCERT17

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HAIRSPRAY18


Dance

September

Dance Scholars’ Commercial Workshop & Showing

Mon 09 Sep 16:30 Theatre

Dance scholars from Year 9-13 will be taking part in a commercial dance workshop to develop and expand their skills in this style of dance. They will then perform a short piece to demonstrate the skills they have learnt during the day.

Music

September

Music Scholars’ Teatime Recital To open this year’s season of teatime recitals we welcome the school’s music scholars to give solo performances in a variety of styles and genres. The performers will be drawn from across the whole age range of music scholars in the school.

Mon 23 Sep 16:30 Old Ref

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Performing Arts

September

Drama

October

Year 9 West End Dance and Drama Workshop & Showing

Drama Scholars’ Performance

We are extremely excited to welcome a huge West End performer to the school, who will be working with girls across all age groups throughout the day, culminating in a short performance at the end of the day. The girls will be learning original material from the show and this is a wonderful opportunity for them.

Please join us for an evening of monologues, duologues and small group extracts as we explore a range of plays written by female playwrights in order to give voice to the suffragette movement 1907-1919. Suffrage plays served to reveal issues behind the suffrage movement. These plays also revealed many of the double standards that women faced on a daily basis and often told the stories of everyday women.

Mon 30 Sep 16:30 Theatre

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk.

Wed 02 Oct 18:00 Theatre

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Houses

October

House Drama

Tues 08 Oct 19:00 Theatre

Extraordinary Women … 100 years ago Nancy Astor became the first female MP to take her seat in the Commons in December 1919. To celebrate, this year’s House Drama will explore the ways that other women have created history by becoming the first women to have an impact in space, the sea and on land… Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk.

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Music

November

Open Teatime Recital

Mon 04 Nov 16:30 Old Ref

This is an open teatime recital for all musicians to have a chance to perform in a friendly environment. An ideal opportunity to try out examination or coursework performances.


Dance

November

Dance Showcase The dance showcase is a celebration of all the work that the girls have achieved in their co-curricular dance lessons and dance company training. This year the event will be titled Instagram vs Reality, with dance pieces interpreting the pressures on teenagers in modern society, particularly from social media and the self-esteem and body image issues that so many young girls face every day. These stories will be showcased through ballet, tap, modern and contemporary with choreography from both teachers and students alike.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

Music

November

Wind and Brass Masterclass & Teatime Recital

Mon 18 Nov 16:30 Old Ref

A day of masterclasses for our woodwind and brass players led by the Galliard Ensemble. Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, with repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Birtwistle. The Galliard Ensemble is known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance style and its recordings have been widely praised; the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone have all selected a Galliard Ensemble CD as “outstanding” or as Critics’ Choice. Currently in its 25th year, the ensemble has performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals, including the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Bridgewater Hall and at the BBC Proms. The day will conclude with a spectacular pupil and Galliard Ensemble combined performance.

Tues 12 Nov 19:00 Theatre

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Drama

November

A Level Mock Text Performance Showcase

Wed 20 Nov 16:30 Theatre

Drama

November

GCSE Mock Text Performance Showcase

Fri 22 Nov 16:30 Theatre

Colder than Here and other extracts...

Blood Brothers and other extracts ‌.

The year 13 Theatre Studies Group will perform extracts from their study text and monologues from their performance exam. They will also design the lighting, set, costume and sound to create an impact on the audience and to further reveal the underlying themes of the plays.

The year 11 Theatre Studies Group will perform extracts from their study text and monologues from their performance exam. They will also design the lighting, set, costume and sound to create an impact on the audience and to further reveal the underlying themes of the plays.

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Music

November

Around the World in 80 Minutes Gala Concert

Fri 29 Nov

December

19:30 Theatre

Roedean’s musical community comes together to bring you a breath-taking programme of beautiful music inspired through references to different countries, cities and travel. The orchestras, choirs and concert band will all be performing in our first major concert of the academic year. The theme for this concert has been chosen by a group of musicians from across the school. The performance will begin with music from a well- known British Airways advertisement to whisk you away on a musical adventure around the globe. Musical highlights in the programme will include Pirates of the Caribbean, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, Toto’s Africa, The Prince of Egypt, New York, New York, California Dreaming and more, all linked by music from the Starlight Express. There will be much to delight all musical tastes in this gala concert and we warmly invite everyone to attend.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

Drama

Wed 04 Dec Thu 05 Dec 19:30

Years 9-13 Present...

Chapel

This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story tells “how small lies - children’s lies - build and build until a whole town is aroused and 19 men and women go to the gallows for being possessed of the Devil ... They are good men and women, upright, hardworking, compassionate and God fearing...

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

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Music

December

Music

December

Carol Service For the festive season, Roedean’s traditional service of nine lessons and carols. Seasonal music and readings with Roedean’s Choristers in our beautiful Edwardian Chapel.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk Wed 11 Dec 16:30 Mon 09 Dec 16:30 Theatre

Workshop & Teatime Recital A vibrant day of rhythmic Samba music and movement, stomp-style, using non-technical, aural methods, for all of Year 7. A Teatime Recital will feature all the students in a concluding performance, to which our Year 7 parents/guardians are warmly invited. 12

Chapel


Dance

January

3Fall Dance Workshop & Showing

Mon 13 Jan 16:30 Theatre

3Fall Dance Company from the University of Chichester will be visiting Roedean this January to give a workshop to GCSE students focusing on conÂŹtemporary technique and learning repertoire from a profession work. The company will also be performing to the school performing three works by professional choreographers. The company is formed of 3rd Year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Dance. The GCSE dance students will also perform with the company in the afternoon performance.

Music

January

Year 9 Steel Band Workshop and Teatime Showcase

Mon 20 Jan 16:30 Theatre

Helen Longton-Howorth comes to lead all Year 9 students in an enjoyable day of workshops playing instruments in a Steel Band. A Teatime Showcase of the students’ performances will be given at the end of the day. These interactive steel band workshops are also known as steel pan workshops or steel drum workshops. They represent a fantastic opportunity for active learning with pupils taking part in an activity that is a lot of fun. The Steel Pan The steel pan is a very special instrument in terms of its suitability for both teaching and learning. Producing a note is easy. People love hitting drums, because the sonic rewards are so immediate and satisfying.

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Drama

January

A Level Text Performance Exam

Thu 23 Jan 16:30

Music

January

Theatre

The Year 13 Theatre Studies group present a text performance that will include a group extract and monologues and duologues from Shakespeare to plays currently in production to an external examiner and you our supportive Roedean audience!

Chamber Music and String Masterclass & Teatime Recital

Mon 27 Jan 16:30 Old Ref

A day of masterclasses for our chamber groups and string instrumentalists coached by the stunning Sacconi Quartet. We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre group of musicians returning to Roedean to direct and challenge our musicians. The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Quartet has enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital. 14


Dance

February

Mon 03 Feb 16:30 Theatre

Lila Dance Workshops & Showcase

Lila Dance will be working with the Dance and Drama scholars over 2 weeks, teaching repertory from their new work ‘The Hotel Experience’. The Dance and Drama scholars will have the exciting opportunity to perform with the company in the Roedean Theatre as part of the extended cast.

Drama

February

GCSE Text Performance Exam The Year 11 GCSE Drama group present their original pieces of Drama which explore the impact on young people living in a world shaped by social media.

Thu 06 Feb 16:30 Theatre

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Houses

February

House Dance

Mon 10 Feb

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February

18:30 Theatre

A competition full of house spirit and energy, giving all students a chance to dance and have fun. Each house will compete against the other. They will be given one theme or dance style that they must include in their performance, in addition to being able to perform any other dance style with a maximum of 1 other piece. There will be a range of prizes that will be awarded to each house for choreography, performance, costume and many more! Dance Captains will choreograph and direct the performances.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk.

Dance

Ella & Co Workshop & Showing

Mon 24 Feb 16:30 Theatre

Ella and Co, a dance company based in Chichester will be working with the Dance GCSE students who will have the opportunity to learn new choreographic skills, develop their technical skills and also learn repertory from the companies works. The GCSE Dance students will also perform a short piece in the Roedean Theatre created by the company.


Music

February

Name that Tune Gala Concert

Fri 28 Feb

March

19:30 Chapel

For our Spring term major concert we present a programme of musical delights inspired by the connecting theme of names; the second of our pupil led concert programmes. In a cornucopia of different musical styles, Roedean’s musicians, including all our major groups will perform uplifting highlights from Evita, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude plus masterpieces from the world of opera, Hansel and Gretel, Orpheus in the Underworld and Gianni Schicchi to NAME but a few and many more. There will be something to delight all musical tastes in this gala concert and we warmly invite everyone to attend.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk.

Music

Piano Masterclass & Teatime Recital A day of masterclasses for our pianists led by the internationally renowned pianist, Clélia Iruzun. With her combination of colourful Brazilian spirit and musicianship, London-based pianist Clélia Iruzun is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge onto the international scene in recent years. Clélia’s childhood was spent in the rich cultural atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. At 17 Clélia won a scholarship to study with the highly regarded Maria Curcio in London, and then with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with the Recital Diploma. Her mentors have included Fou Ts’Ong, Stephen Kovacevich, and her compatriots, the great pianists Jacques Klein and Nelson Freire. Clélia Iruzun has given recitals and concerto performances all over the world. Her tours in China have included recitals at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital, plus a short performance from Clélia herself.

Mon 02 Mar 16:30 Chapel 17


Music

March

Performing Arts

Lunchtime Concert

March

Years 9-13 Present...

A lunchtime concert featuring a wide range of musical styles performed in one of our neighbouring communities by the String Orchestra, Senior Singers, chamÂŹber ensembles and Music scholars and advanced musicians. Booking is not required.

Thu 12 Mar

A large cast of girls from Years 9-13 will present to you this fantastic, heart-warming, toe-tapping musical!

tbc Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean

Tue 17 Mar Wed 18 Mar Fri 20 Mar 19:00 Sat 21 Mar 18:00 Theatre

Nominated for 11 Olivier awards and winning Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Actress, this is the wonderful story of Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer who wins a part on a local TV show and becomes an overnight sensation. With a heart as big as her hair, she uses this platform to stage a revolution against segregation in 1960s Baltimore. With one of the most uplifting musical scores, featuring songs such as Good Morning Baltimore and You Can’t Stop The Beat, this is the ultimate feel good musical and will have you going home feeling full of joy! This production will be directed by Katy Markey, with musical direction by Veronica Fewkes and choreography by Tiffany Wells.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

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Music

April

Informal Afternoon Dance Showing In this afternoon of Dance the Junior and Senior Dance companies will perform two new works along with Yearr 11 GCSE Dance choreographies and other student work.

Mon 23 Mar 16:20 Chapel

Music

March

Year 8 Music Showcase

Mon 27 Apr

This musical showcase features group performances of trumpets and violins, classroom groups and solos to showcase the KS3 instrumental project in Year 8. Many of our young musicians will also have the opportunity to perform solo pieces as part of the programme. It promises to be a fantastic and enjoyable afternoon of music!

Theatre

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Thu 21 May 16:20 Keswick

Music

May

Brighton Fringe Roedean’s musicians are joined by parents, staff and local musicians to perform our annual community concert in the Brighton Festival Fringe. Our concert, featuring concerto movements performed by some of Roedean’s music scholars, will be concluded with the mighty choral work, Carmina Burana.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk. This concert is ticketed and draws capacity audiences, so do make certain to book your tickets in good time.

Fri 01 May 19:30 C Hall

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CARMINA BURANA Carl Orff Soprano soloists: Amelie Samarasinghe Constance Starns

Plus concerto movement prize performances by selected Music Scholars

Music

May

Year 7 Music Showcase This musical recital features group performances of trumpets and violins, classroom groups and solos to showcase the KS3 instrumental project in these two year groups. Many of our young musicians will also have the opportunity to perform solo pieces as part of the programme. It promises to be a fantastic and enjoyable afternoon of music!


Dance

June

Year 7 Street Dance Workshop & Showing Year 7 will be taking part in street dance workshops to develop and expand their skills in this style of dance. They will then perform a short piece to demonstrate the skills they have learnt during the day.

Mon 01 Jun 16:30 Theatre

Music

June

Year 8 Gamelan Workshop & Teatime Recital John Pawson from the Royal College of Music returns to Roedean to lead all Year 8 students in an exotic day of Indonesian Gamelan performance workshops. A gamelan is a set of instruments consisting mainly of gongs, metallophones and drums. The word ‘gamelan’ means ‘to hammer’. Gamelan music is found mainly in Bali and Java. It has political and religious roots and plays an important part in sustaining traditional life. It can be heard at celebrations and theatre performances. It is used to accompany shadow puppet plays, poetry and drama. It is not normally written down but passed on through oral tradition - players learn by mastering techniques and memorising the music. It is played together as a group and emphasises community over individual values. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital, to which our Year 8 parents/ guardians are warmly invited.

Tues 02 Jun 16:30 Studios 21


Music

June

Vocal Masterclass & Teatime Recital

Mon 08 Jun 16:30 Blyth

Drama

June

Years 7-10 Present...

Wed 12 Jun Thu 13 Jun Fri 14 Jun 19:00 Theatre

Marcia’s vocal expertise ranges across opera, music theatre, and sacred music. She has sung throughout Europe and North America, learning her craft as a soloist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin before embarking on a freelance career. She toured as Clare in the RedBlonde Productions In & Out of Love, 2011–14, and is currently touring as the Conférencier in the new operetta sensation, Bouffe! 2015 saw a reprise of her Suzuki in the acclaimed David Freeman production of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, which she sang in the première and all five revivals. In 2013 she became Associate Lecturer in German for the BMus Vocal Performance Programme at University of Chichester where she enjoys 1-to-1 tutoring of pupils in opera, concert, and Music Theatre repertoire. As teacher and mentor of young singers, Marcia has prepared pupils for examinations at the highest level, as well as coaching audition repertoire and roles. She has been an Associate Artist with Glyndebourne Opera Education, and is a sought after animateur and choral conductor. She has recently been appointed vocal tutor to the choristers of Chichester Cathedral. The day will conclude with a Teatime Recital. 22

A huge cast of girls in Years 7-10 present this tragedy based on Shakespeare’s classic play which tells the tale of an age-old vendetta between two powerful families of Verona. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk


Houses

June

Tues 16 Jun 16:30 Theatre

House Music

Performing Arts

June

Roedean Performing Arts Gala 2020 Roedean Theatre presents a black-tie evening celebrating the work of our Performing Arts students over the course of the academic year. Tickets musts be booked in advance and drinks and canapĂŠs are included within the ticket.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk After an absence from our events’ calendar for a few years, House Music makes a very welcome return. The four main Houses present a 15 minute programme of music involving all the girls in each of the Houses. There are several different awards as part of the event including, best solo performance, best version of the set piece, best choral arrangement, best piano accompanist, best use of rehearsal time and more. The musical programmes are devised by musicians in Y12 who direct the performances in the festival, adjudicated by a visiting professional musician.

Please book at: www.roedeantheatre.co.uk

Fri 19 Jun 18:00 Theatre


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Saturday 5 October 2019 Saturday 7 March 2020 Saturday 25 April 2020

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