Felsted Performs Beauty and the Beast
By Melanie Donaldson, Director of Performing Arts
During the second week of November in 2019, 68 actors, 38 crew (lighting, sound, stage management, costume, hair & make up) and 6 musicians together with a number of teachers and professional experts staged 6 performances of Felsted’s Senior School production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
This alone is a staggering achievement, however, when we also consider that there were 2 and a half casts and that pupils were combining the show with their academic lessons, sporting, music and prep commitments too, it is extraordinary.
I would like to pay tribute to all involved and say a big thank you for a breath-taking, high quality production and for the amazing camaraderie of all that participated.
The standard of the show was phenomenal and we could not be more proud of all those who took part; many audience members expressed their delight:
Highlights for me included the joy on the face of the chorus, the ingenious humour, the moving solos from both Beauty and the Beast and I must admit I enjoyed the interplay of the characters in the castle.
I went to see the play last night, it was absolutely brilliant! All so confident in their roles, the orchestra were amazing, the scenery absolutely stunning and the attention to detail throughout was so professional. So lovely to see such incredible talent both on stage and clearly happening behind the scenes. A great fun evening!
Making a choice, living under a curse, beastly suffering & loving sacrifice, rescued by beauty, paradise restored & a happy ever after! The deep resonance of our stories speak of a true desire to ‘be human again’ Congratulations all @felstedtheatre @FelstedSchool @felstedmusic pic.twitter.com/dxL04hryox— Felsted Chapel (@opendoor4u) November 16, 2019