Standing Ovation for Clare Mount cast at the Floral Pavilion
Last night a cast of 16 Clare Mount students put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Floral Pavilion theatre in New Brighton. The performance formed part of the nationwide Shakespeare Schools Festival, which sees thousands of students across the country perform various Shakespeare plays. The cast took the audience on a roller coaster of emotions which saw them gain a standing ovation by the end of the play.
Today, the school office has received numerous emails from audience members, many of whom were there to see other performances, congratulating the cast on their performance. One parent from another school wrote, 'I just wanted to write a quick note to say how amazed I was with the Romeo and Juliet performance last night, I was blown away! I watched and was truly inspired with how brilliant you all were. A fabulous group of youngsters, where team work shone through.' Another audience member said of the performance, 'From the moment the actors and actresses stepped on the stage, they absolutely owned the space and the play. We were captivated from start to end by the way you worked together and allowed everyone their space to shine.' Another audience member commented, 'I was blown away by the performance tonight by your pupils and just wanted to let you know that they are a credit to your College, every single one of them.'
Many of the staff from school were in the audience to watch the performance and it is safe to say that we could not be prouder of the students that were up on stage. A massive well done to every single one of you. Also, a huge thank you to Miss MacLean, Miss Vicars and Mrs Booth without who the performance would not have been possible.