As a part of the end-of-year exams, Performing and Production Arts learners at Lewisham College showcased their talents in live performances over the course of two days. The shows were open to friends and family,as well as to students from local schools, who were able to see the progress of our learners, as well as get a taste of the Creative Arts courses available at the College.
The vibrant production was split into two different acts, with the first being play extracts from ‘The Amen Corner’ by James Baldwin. His first play, about the female pastor of a church in Harlem based in 1954. She grapples with issues of racism, poverty, and the role of the church in the lives of Black Americans.
The second act contained musical extracts from ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ by Alan Menken, a horror comedy rock musical. The story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.
This year, learners not only starred in the production as actors and actresses but also designed and created the set and stage props. As much importance was placed on both the behind-the-scenes roles and on-stage roles, giving learners from both disciplines an opportunity to shine during the performance and showcase their talent and creative skills.
Gerard Garvey, Principal at Lewisham College said: “We are extremely proud of our Performing and Production Arts learners for delivering an incredible performance and showcasing the wealth of talent within Lewisham College. I am delighted to have the opportunity to see them continue to develop a diverse set of skills, build on their creativity and gain first-hand stage and production experience.”
If the stage is where you truly come alive, studying in one of our Performing and Production Arts courses will help develop your talent and skills to do what you love.
To find out more about Creative Arts courses, visit lewisham.ac.uk/creative-arts.