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PICTURE GALLERY: Spalding Academy students sad to say goodbye to the Yellow Brick Road

After hours of rehearsals and preparation, Spalding Academy’s school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ came to an end on Friday evening.

More than 70 students from Year 7 to 11 came together to put on a spectacular performance of a classic and well-loved musical, featuring some of musical theatre’s greatest songs, such as ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road'.

Head of performing arts and drama Freddie Clarke said: "Students were dedicated, professional and extremely hard-working throughout the whole process. As a director, I couldn’t have been prouder."

The whole cast.
The whole cast.

She said there were some outstanding performances from Simona Zujeviciute (Dorothy), Joshua Washington (Scarecrow), Jessica Mitchell (Tin Man) and Travis Tomlinson (Cowardly Lion). The four principals were able to display character relationships on stage by using a huge amount of skill and talent, really showing the true meaning of friendship, which has continued off the stage.

Paige Blunt (Wicked Witch), Alisha Sharman (Glinda the Good) and Emily Brown (The Great and Powerful Oz) also showed mature performances which reflected true dedication to both character and text.

Freddie added: "Although the cast found it hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful show, they are looking forward to the next. I would like to thank all the students who took part in the production and those who came to support the show. It has been a brilliant experience and one I know the students will always remember."


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