Posted on: 31 January 2018
Consider Yourself...A Smash Hit!
Over 100 students from Years 7 to 11 from The Petersfield School performed the well-loved musical “Oliver!” to a packed audience at The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on Friday night.
This was the fourth and final night of TPS’s latest large-scale production, and following the successes of the previous two - “Evita” and “Cats” - there was a lot to live up to. It certainly did not disappoint! Audience members declared that it was “as good as anything you see in the West End”, and many assumed that the orchestra was hired in rather than being almost exclusively student musicians!
The cast, crew and creative team had worked tirelessly for months to bring this to the stage, and the choreography, music and drama was of the highest standard.
For the students, the opportunity of spending a week as a company in a professional theatre, rehearsing and performing, cannot be over-estimated, and is another example of the unrivalled experience offered at The Petersfield School.