The Summer Term saw the return of our long-awaited and highly anticipated Lower School Production. This is where students from Years 7, 8 and 9 take centre stage and showcase their talent in a musical production.

Of course, this was a very special show indeed, as it was the first time anyone in our current KS3 cohort had had the opportunity to be part of the event, due to previous Covid restrictions.

For our post-pandemic extravaganza, we decided to perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! This well-loved production by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was a perfect show to kick things off, as it showcased what fantastic new and fresh talent we have at The Friary School.

The show was performed over 3 nights and also wowed local Primary Schools for a special morning performance. Audience members were blown away by the cast members and musicians, making it a show to remember.

Harriet Buxton, Drama teacher and show director, said: “I was quite nervous about auditioning for this show, as I wasn’t sure if we would have enough interest or singers in the cohort after 2 years of missed shows. But after the auditions, it was clear there was no need to be worried as there was talent left, right and centre! The cast worked extremely hard and they made an amazing show –  it was a pleasure to see them shine.”

Next year will see the return of Mary Poppins Jr for the Lower School Production in the summer term, which was delayed due to the first lockdown in 2020.