‘Back To The 80’s’ Show

February 13th, 2017 by Sarah Turnham

On February 7th, 8th and 9th, Llanwern High School was transported “Back To The 80’s”.  Our amazing cast of pupils, from across every year in the school performed a show that achieved a standing ovation following every performance and had people stopping to buy tickets on their way out so that they could watch it again the next night!!  For four months these committed, dedicated and hardworking young people gave up hours of time after school, during lunchtimes and on the Sunday before the first show to rehearse.  Drama, singing and dance rehearsals alongside accent training meant that our cast were challenged in so many ways, a challenge which they all rose to!  The production saw the whole of the Llanwern community come together in order for the performance to happen, the pupils as actors, stage crew and technical team, staff helping with ticket sales, backstage and with costume and parents/carers who lent us their children for 4 months and provided so much support in so many ways.  As always, our amazing pupils showed what incredible young people they are.  Definitely the “awesome effect” in action!

Quotes from our fantastic pupils –

‘I’ve had a blast’.  ‘Best experience of my life’.  ‘I’ve had so much fun and made so many happy memories’.  ‘We started off as a cast and ended up as a family’.  ‘It’s been incredible to be part of’.

Quotes from the audience –

‘An amazing night’.  ‘Loved every minute’.  Back to the 80’s was fantastic, what a lovely atmosphere’.  Great show! Watching again tomorrow’.  ‘I have never felt so emotional after a musical’.  ‘Back to the 80’s was raw’.  ‘Words are not enough.  What a show’.

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