Oliver! Production

At The Hamble School we provide many opportunities for students to develop their skills and experiences outside of the classroom. Over the last few months our students and staff have been working hard to prepare for a musical extravaganza.

The production of Oliver! really was a whole school event and it was great to see so many students demonstrating such a wide range of skills, from acting and dancing to set and costume design. The performances between 30 November and 2 December really demonstrated our ethos of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ and we were delighted to hear such fantastic reviews from members of our community:

‘Consider yourself’ truly ready for Christmas after seeing The Hamble School’s charming production of Oliver’.

‘The audience were presented with impressive performances from all of the students: in the orchestra, ensemble or in a lead role’.

‘Oliver, Christy Keough, is a star in the making with his focused, pure performance and lovely singing voice’.

‘The cast were well-rehearsed, the stage brought to life through clever use of props and the songs sung so well the audience were singing into the night’.

‘I was gobsmacked to learn that this is the first full scale musical the school has presented. Director and choreographer, Mrs Finden and her team should be mightily proud of this production and the attention to detail is astounding in all areas. There is a spectacular pace throughout that surpasses most adult amateur shows I have seen’.

‘I was delighted to see that this was a whole school effort with a live orchestra. Musical director Mrs Holden did a marvellous job conducting an orchestra made up mostly of students and a few adults.’

‘Mrs Loveday did a fantastic job co-ordinating costumes and her team were skilled at hair and makeup’.

‘The hard work from so many has delivered such an entertaining night. This should be celebrated and encouraged.’

Overall, we are truly proud of everyone involved; their dedication and hard work must be congratulated. Well done!

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