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On 25th and 26th September we held auditions for our annual school production. This year’s show is ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and we were thrilled that over 60 students attended auditions. It was particularly exciting to see so many of our new Year 7 students auditioning for their first show here at The Wilnecote School. Main role auditions were held on Thursday 4th October and over 40 students auditioned for the 11 main roles on offer. It was great to know that so many students were keen to not only be involved in the show but also to take on the challenge of a main role. However, this did make the decisions on who to cast really tricky because so many of the students did fantastic auditions. We eventually cast Erin Shingler (Year 10) as Belle, Sam Martin (Year 9) as Gaston and Ben Ryan (Year 9) as the Beast. Erin, Sam, Ben and all the other students who were successful in getting a main role should be very proud of themselves. However, those students who did not get a main role should also be very proud because they all auditioned brilliantly and provided a great demonstration of the talent we have in the Performing Arts here at the school.

We have only just begun rehearsing but already the students are working hard, learning song, speech and dance moves and attending rehearsals three times a week. The show will take place from Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th February and everyone involved is really looking forward to the challenge of putting on such a well-known musical production. Keep an eye on the school website and Facebook page for more information, including tickets, which will be available to purchase soon.