7 November 2016
Following the great success of last year’s production of Les Miserables this year saw a total contrast in the form of a much more contemporary musical. The play focuses on the life of Campbell Davis former head cheerleader at Truman High School as she struggles to fit in at a new school after suspicious circumstances see her re-districted to inner city Jackson High. Her bubble-gum style of cheerleading is mocked by Jackson High students who prefer R&B and hip-hop.
Seventy girls ranging from 11-18 years old, were involved in the performance, both onstage and as members of the backstage crew. The action was vibrant and dynamic and rehearsals reflected this, taking the form of dance offs, rap sessions and cheerleading workshops lead by a visiting cheerleading coach.
Head of Drama, Andy Carroll commented: “The pace of the show was remarkable with towering human pyramids, aerial stunts and explosive choreography which were made to look easy by the hard-working and passionate cast. This show was put together in six weeks from start to finish which is testament to the hard work of everyone involved. I am incredibly proud of each and every one of the girls”.