Kingswood House School boys premiere 'Tails of Hamelin'

A new production by Chris Blackwood and Piers Chater-Robinson performed for the first time ever. KHS boys, under the direction of the Head of Music, Phillipa Watkins, performed the world premiere of a new production “Tails of Hamelin”.

KHS Tails of Hamelin
KHS Tails of Hamelin

9th March 2018 — Performing in the Adrian Mann theatre, NESCOT, to an audience of two hundred people on both nights, the cast acted and sang with great character and confidence.

With an original script by Chris Blackwood, and musical score by the composer Piers Chater-Robinson, the evening included many catchy numbers, brought to life by our talented boys as they recounted the famous tale of the mysterious musician. Tails of Hamelin featured a variety of musical styles from rock to Latin American, from Motown to Broadway, and proved that honesty is the best policy as the Mayor and his greedy town paid the ultimate price.

The hard work from all the boys in the cast met the demands of such an ambitious project and they were congratulated for their time and effort – the auditions and casting took place last June!

Mr Piers Chater-Robinson, who was in the audience, gave high praise: “It was a magnificent evening and the cast did you proud. There were so many memorable moments and the energy coming off that stage was a joy to behold.  I shall be able to telephone Chris (Chris Blackwood, the script writer) and say, "it works!"  Thank you to the whole company, both onstage and backstage, and please pass on my very best to everyone for another triumphant evening today. And most of all, ITM's and my sincere thanks to you for producing it all so beautifully.”

Mr Duncan Murphy, Headmaster, commented: “As ever, I am full of admiration for the way the boys have responded so well to the many hours of rehearsals on top of lessons, sports and trips – they are incredibly versatile and deserve our warmest praise. Their undaunted commitment, unstinting stamina and interminable enthusiasm are a wonderful endorsement of the Kingswood House ethos. The same can also be attributed to our talented team of staff; a sincere thank you to Mrs Watkins and all the staff helpers for the tremendous progress they have achieved with the pupils in recent months.”

Kingswood House School (Boys 4-16) is a day school in Surrey.

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