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Theatre Club – Dreamgirls and Aladdin

Miss R. Keeler, writes:

Throughout the last half term, there have been two theatre club trips to ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Aladdin’.

As with all our theatre club trips, the group travelled by train into London and had some free time to explore Covent Garden and enjoy some shopping, grabing dinner, with some enjoying a Ben’s Cookie for dessert.

Featuring the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘One Night Only’ and ‘Listen’, the show follows the journey of a young female singing group from Chicago and transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. The trio, ‘The Dreams’, must learn the tough lesson that show business and stardom isn’t always as glamorous as it seems.

Hayden Cable (10A) ‘Dreamgirls was amazing. The acting was great but the singing and the music stole the show. It was an amazing experience and I would definitely go again!’

Daniel Rowe (10A) ‘An amazing mix of theatricality and musicality. Very catchy songs. An amazing show.’

Theatre Club’s most recent trip was to see Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. With breath-taking sets, mind-blowing special effects (such as the flying carpet and cave of wonders), over 350 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and orchestra bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on the West End stage. It features all the songs from the classic Academy Award-winning film, including ‘Friend like Me’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Arabian Nights’, as well as some new additions, such as ‘Proud of your Boy’. It was a great night out.

Ben King (9H) ‘Aladdin was incredible, the actors were awesome and really funny. The costumes were really unique and the plot great. Overall, one of the best shows you will ever see.’

We are now looking forward to our next visits to ‘Matilda’ and ‘School of Rock’.