Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Performing Arts students showcased their musical theatre skills in two sold-out performances of Our House to friends, family and local residents in the College’s Rose Theatre on 9th and 10th March 2022.
Our House, written by Tim Firth, uses the music of Madness to explore love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.
Students on the Performing Arts: Musical Theatre course at the College performed across the two evenings in one of a series of productions taking place at the College this year. Dance students will soon perform their rendition of famous ballet Swan Lake, Popular Music Performance students will host another of their acclaimed Jazz and Soul Evenings, and Drama and Theatre students will be taking on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This year’s full calendar of events will take place in the College’s Rose Theatre, which underwent a £1.35 million reconstruction and now boasts 372 seats, a fully updated technical infrastructure (the latest lighting, staging and sound technology), and offers another, larger functional space for current students to practice and perform for their numerous annual College productions.
‘The students were fantastic!’
Speaking on the performance of Our House, Joshua Prentice-Raine, who directed and choreographed the performances said:
‘The students were fantastic! They clearly presented 1980s Camden on stage in an energetic and characterful performance. They all made us really proud, with some of them performing for the first time since the pandemic started.’