150 Speech and Drama Festival Unveils Young Talent

There were some excellent performances at this year’s 150 Speech and Drama Festival, unveiling some outstanding young talent in both our UK and international students. Performances included mime, classical and modern drama, poetry, recital and public speaking.

Comedy Highlight

One of the many highlights of the evening of 22nd November was the comedy improvised scenes which were conjured up when students were given themes 30 minutes before going on stage.

Many of the students presented pieces which they will soon be performing in LAMDA exams and A-level drama. The festival provided an ideal
opportunity for them to perform in front of an audience before their exams.

Special Guests Give out Awards

Overall awards were given by our adjudicators: actor and director Mark Clark and producer Dave Ludlam. Highlights included:
A festival award for the Most Promising Novice Performer was won by Benita Haacke;
The award for the Most Promising Comedy Performance went to Rivers Varney and Max Kimberley
The award for the EAL student who gained the highest mark went jointly to Alexandro Alonso Gradillas and Leo Ludwig
The Headmaster’s Award for the Most Promising Performer aged 12 years and under was awarded to Charlie Jones and Sam Johnson
The Headmaster’s Award for the Most Promising Performer in Years 8 and 9 was won by Anna Davies
The Headmaster’s Award for the Most Promising Senior Performer went jointly to Tom Spear and Katie Jones.