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Arts Award Review: Amelie Hayward

THE PLAY THAT WENT WRONG
Actor:-“Has anyone seen a dog, It's around here somewhere??” “What's your name??”
Amelie:-“My name is Amelie”
Actor:-“What like the film??”
Amelie:-“Yes”
Actor:-“Can you bark like a dog??”
Amelie:-“RUFF”
Actor:-”Now can you growl ‎like a dog??”
Amelie:-“GRRRRR”
Actor:-“Here, have some HAM that I found in the fridge” (as she passes me a piece of paper with HAM written on it)
From the moment my family and I got to our seats 20 minutes before the performance was supposed to start‎, the performance started and I was involved and asked by one of the actors who was walking around the audience, if they could not find the dog could I be the dog for the second half of the performance but I had to do an impression of a dog much to the amusement of my family and the audience in the Dress Circle.
So to The Play That Went Wrong
The critics describe this as……………………………
"I FEARED I WAS GOINGTO HYPERVENTILATE" - Daily Mail
"ITS AS IF THE MOUSETRAP HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER B…

Arts Award Review: Sam Doughty

On the 28th of April, I went to see the St Albans Operatic Society’s production of Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” the musical with my family.
What I experienced as an audience member and what I liked best: I believed it to be an entertaining musical starring some very gifted singers such as the woman playing “Widow Corney”. My favourite song would probably have been “Consider Yourself” sung primarily by “the Artful Dodger”. This was a very uplifting song at a major turning point in the play underprivileged boys where Oliver initially was living. This reflected the remnants of enthusiasm still remained in the less fortunate boys, as if it was reluctantly waiting to be unleashed. This is then, however, put to an all the more spirit-dampening end with the next song “Oliver!” which could perhaps have been relatable to certain members of the audience. It was also surprising to see that boys approximately my age sang, sang well, in a semi-professional play with a whole song to themselves. It there…

Staying in touch with our alumni

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We always love to hear from our alumni, and even better when our students end up in the same choirs as them.  At Easter, Ollie Davies, Alice Webster, and Sidney Brass sang in the National Youth Choirs with Emma Doherty (class of 2013).  Ollie then went up to Magdalen College, Oxford for a choral scholar open day, where he bumped into alumni Will Pate (class of 2010).   It was lovely to receive messages from Emma and Will, each with a cheeky photo, and both ensuring that the members of our department were being well looked after.  The Beaumont Music Family continues beyond Beaumont.



Arts Award Reviews: Kaja Bruce

As part of the Arts Award, our students have to go and see something, review it, and then share it.  First one to go public is Kaja Bruce.  Please read her review, and if you have any questions or messages for her, please tweet @BeaumontMusic and we will pass them on.
Thanks for reading!