The Arts Council the first year.
It has been a very exciting first year for Rushcliffe School Arts Council that has seen the performing arts department’s reputation rocket over the past 8 months.
Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, was the Arts Council’s first project of the season led by Atticus Osborn of Year 13. Dubbed as “the best Rushcliffe School production ever” it set the standard high for the comedy-musical Little Shop of Horrors which, believe it or not, got even better reviews; Mr Crompton calling it “the classiest school production” he has ever seen! With sell out audiences on both nights, the whole school has not stopped singing the songs from a musical that saw Co-Artistic Director Duncan Gallagher get the much deserved praise for an awe-inspiring score. Yes you did read that correctly - he wrote the ENTIRE score for the musical. We are incredibly lucky to have worked with such a talented individual.
This year has also seen the introduction of FREE THEATRE FRIDAY, a new initiative giving students from all over the school and the local community a chance to perform in a monthly, informal showcase that has also included a special visit from Adam Barlow (Buttons in Cinderella at Nottingham Playhouse.) April saw an extract from Romeo and Juliet whilst members of the KS3 drama club will perform some mask work in May.
And if this wasn’t enough, a number of students are near completion of their Arts Award and rehearsals are well underway for the school’s next production, a world premiere, LOUDER; a play about what it means to be a young person in the 21st century and zooming in on the England Riots of 2011.
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Who are we?
I’m in year 12 at Rushcliffe. In July 2011, I directed and co-produced DNA, Rushcliffe School’s first ever play produced, performed, designed and directed by teenagers. I try to be as actively involved in the arts as possible and recently have volunteered with Headlong’s production of Decade-a wonderful collection of stories focusing on the tragedy of 9/11 as well as doing work experience with the Theatre Royal Concert Hall. I want Rushcliffe School to be at the centre of creating new drama in Nottingham
I’m passionate about all forms of art, but my speciality lies in music, and I really enjoy practicing and performing any kind of music, in groups or on my own. I love working with others, but I’m always seeking to improve my own musical skills and help other people as much as I can with theirs. I believe that Rushcliffe School has a lot of artistic potential, and the Arts Council is here to support that potential.
What we do?
If you have an idea for a show/concert/exhibition but don’t know how to do it we can help. We’ll help you plan it, market and advertise it, sell tickets make your project a success. We have a small fund to help you get started and then when you sell tickets the money raised can go back into the pot for the next production, or you can donate some of it to charity
Where to find us?
We meet once a month to discuss new ideas and meet with people who want to start projects.