Summer Production 2019 - Motown Magic

Summer Production 2019—Motown Magic

Last week, 1-5 July, pupils, parents and staff enjoyed watching another fantastic Annual Summer Production, ‘Motown Magic’.  

This year’s production has been created by a team of our students from years 10, 11 and 6th form, with Mrs Sappal and team.  Students came together and felt they needed to move away from heavy scripted scenes and wanted this year's show to be a showcase around a key era with a focus on disco dance and music. 

This original script focuses on key signature dance crazes and is taken through time by a radio presenter, Kevin 'the mic' Bob who works at Motown Magic FM.  Many star guests come along to perform such as The Supremes, Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Each scene changes to a new decade as a pesky protester hits the magic record and jumps through time, showing some key similarities to then and now as Destiny's Child and Jersey Boys take the stage.

Students got to make the audience jump through their spooky Thriller routine and there were some key equality messages delivered from angry protesters fighting for human rights. Kevin jumps too far and ends up into the future, where the classics are still played and gets everyone to their feet!

Along with the support of Dance Club, Production Club pupils have written the script and created their own dance routines.

Much like last year, students have the opportunity to be a part of the backstage art crew working on set design, props and costumes. This year the backstage crew wanted to be part of helping on all performances. They developed their team work skills and were able to work on handing out props to character on cues, changing scenery, working the backdrop PowerPoint, taking photos and even gave encouragement standing at the back of the hall to help some of our more nervous performers.

Students have had a range of opportunities to work on fine gross motor skills, painting, making sculptures, writing poetry, using media/ICT and still be a part of the whole production team.

Well done everyone—great job!   Thank you to all the staff, parents and helpers who supported the Summer Production this year.  More photos, information, feedback and the script will be on the website very soon !

Mrs M Kalia-Sappal—Dance Lead