KIEREN SPENCER IN BBC DRAMA

If you were watching, you may have spotted our school founder and director,  Kieren Spencer playing a Bellboy in Stephen Poliakoff’s war time drama ‘Close To The Enemy’.

The Britishdrama  miniseries is set in the late 1940s in London. It starred the likes of Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, Phoebe Fox, Alfred Molina, Lindsay Duncan, August Diehl, Alfie Allen & Angela Bassett,

 

 

SHES A ‘DARLING’

Miss Amelia played Miss Darling in this years Blackpool & The Fylde Children’s Pantomime

Over the years the Blackpool Children’s Pantomime has been enjoyed by young and old, and it holds special memories for many local people. This year they present J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan, following the success of last production Cinderella.

With a cast of over 100 young and talented local children, this year’s event is sure to be an entertaining and uplifting tribute to the talents of the children taking part from across Blackpool and the Fylde.

Miss Amelia said ‘This has been a fantastic opportunity. It's a fabulous show and I've been  looking forward to our students watching the super cast which is made up with many people their own age!

Well done Miss Amelia, you have a stunning voice and it was a joy for us all to see you doing what you love - performing. 

 

DISTINCTION FOR HATTIE

Harriet Turner with LAMDA distinction

A massive well done to Hattie who attends our Longridge school. She achived a DISTINCTION in her recent entry level LAMDA examination.

After weeks of rehearsing and refining the piece Hattie performed a very emotive monologe from Matilda The Musical and smashed it.

Hattie knew she had done a good job when she got out of the exam and told Mr Kieren, ’That was the best I've ever performed it’. This was reaffirmedby the examimers comments, who said, ‘Harriet, you made Matilda a believable person. It was excitingly scary when you explained a beating, and when the man lost his temper’.

If you are interested in putting your child forward for solo LAMDA acting examinations please get in touch.

 

SHOWTIME

Many of our students have really shone like little stars and done us proud in some of our recent shows. Of course it was their performances that wowed us but I’m sure you’ll agree the costumes stood out too. Thanks to all the parents who helped out with the shows.

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Students on Blackpool prom

Students on Blackpool prom

Students were invited to perform as    part of the ‘Celebration Of Youth’ showcase at the Globe Theatre on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. They presented a dance to the much loved song ‘Nicest Kids In Town’ from the musical Hairspray.

Such was their enthusiasm for the piece the brave bunch were willing to perform it to passers by on the prom to get ready for the main performance later in the day.

Students performing on the Globe Theatre, Blackpool stage 

Students performing on the Globe Theatre, Blackpool stage 

Longridge

Students backstage

Students backstage

Our Longridge lot were invited to perform at the Thwaites Empire Theatre as part of the ‘Junior Showtime’ showcase.

They presented the well known scene from Annie where Miss Hannigan catches Annie trying to sneak out of the orphanage to try and find her parents. The piece was introduced with a modern day themed news story theme which linked to the scene. Followed by an impressive routine to ’Hard Knock Life’. 

Students performing at the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Students performing at the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

PRE-SCHOOL FOR STAGE LONGRIGE LAUNCHES

We took our first intake of tiny tots who love to sing and dance this April.

Miss Dani welcomed the bouncy bunch to our Pre-School For Stage classes at The Limes at Longridge where she encourages the 2-5 year olds to sing and dance to some of our best loved musical numbers.

She said “I love encouraging the passionate kids to do something they love. I probably have as much fun as they do.”

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SCHOOL FOR STAGE LANCASTER NOW OPEN

First ever Lancaster School For Stage students

First ever Lancaster School For Stage students

Earlier this year we welcomed a bunch of budding performers from Lancaster and the surrounding areas to our new school in Lancaster.

The doors of Lancaster Royal Grammar School (where we operate our Lancaster classes from) were opened to the public on the first weekend of May. Parents and potential students were able to come down to the school to meet the team, check out the facilities and find out anything they might want to know about SFS.

A week later we had our first ever Lancaster class and were pleased to say it was a tremendous success. Many of the students who came to our first class still attend our classes now. We’ve loved seeing them work together as a team and grow in confidence along the way. You really wouldn't recognise them now from the shy beings they seemed to be on their first day.