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Godspell: an explosion of colour, sound and spirit

The SRWA production of Godspell, in association with local primary schools, burst onto the stage at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing last Thursday in an explosion of colour, sound and spirit.

For one night only the dynamic and energetic cast of 53 SRWA students and 39 younger pupils from 7 Lancing and Shoreham primary schools entertained a packed auditorium with songs, dance and stories based on some of the Bible’s more famous parables.

A fantastic piece of musical theatre, the school band expertly performed the many songs live in the traditional orchestra pit and the singing was so uplifting it brought a happy tear to the eye.

This was the first show we have transferred to the Pier Pavilion and being able to perform in such a sumptious theatre inspired the cast to take their performances to another level. Visually the whole thing was stunning as the pictures testify.

Angel (aged 10) said: “ It was amazing to have the experience.  I loved how we were able to interact with the entire performance, including being on the stage and acting, dancing and singing with the older students.  It also really helps with your confidence in life!”

Sarah Erratt-Rose (Deputy Headteacher at Sompting Village Primary) said: “We are always so grateful to Annabelle Venn and Laura Fauvel for giving our pupils so many incredible performing-arts opportunities. At a time when many schools talk of decreasing arts provision, the staff at The Sir Robert Woodard Acadamy continue to provide vast opportunities and such a broad curriculum, including cultural learning, not only for their own students, but for all of their catchment schools and the community as a whole. The production of Godspell was stunning. The maturity, professionalism and talent of the sixth-formers playing the leading roles was incredible. True role models, providing excellent aspiration for the future pupils of the school!  Our pupils, parents and staff were full of nothing but praise and admiration for such a professional production and a community spirit to be proud of. Many thanks!”

Congratulations to all involved!

Special thanks to:

Seaside Primary
The Globe Primary
Swiss Gardens Primary
Shoreham Beach Primary
Holmbush Primary
Sompting Village Primary
Buckingham Park Primary



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