Each year students from the School of Music and Performing Arts produce a musical. This is a great opportunity for our students to combine specialist skills learned on various programmes across the School and to work together as a team to put on a show.
Every performance of our production features a live band that play all the music. Our students are involved with all aspects of the production from lighting and directing to stage design and promotional activities. Every year the musical brings the whole School of Music and Performing arts together and provides a fantastic opportunity for talented students to showcase their skills.
This year, the musical choice is Tim Rice and (of ABBA fame) Bjorn and Benny’s CHESS – a story of romantic rivalries and political intrigue.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
In 2016 we presented Thoroughly Modern Millie a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.
In 2015 we were excited to present Cabaret. Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb the 1966 Broadway production of Cabaret became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York.
Jesus Christ Superstar
In 2014 the School of Music and Performing Arts musical was Andrew Lloyd Weber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. These two videos give a sense of the hard work our students put into the production. They also show what a lot of fun the annual musical is!