Rehearsals have kicked off for the school’s upcoming musical production, Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to wow audiences in 2019.
Dozens of performers flocked to the first rehearsal on Thursday 4th October. Any other students from Years 10-13 who wish to be involved are asked to go along to the next rehearsal, which will take place from 5.30pm-8pm on Thursday 11th October.
Auditions have already been held for students hoping to take on principal roles, with the cast due to be announced in the coming days.
The showcase will be staged over three nights to a live audience in the school’s Lyceum Theatre from February 28th to March 2nd 2019.
Little Shop of Horrors is a musical comedy horror about a florist shop worker who discovers his Venus Flytrap can talk.
Ms S Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Extra Curricular Performance, said: “It is a fantastic musical and one that I have personally wanted to stage at the school for a number of years so we cannot wait for rehearsals to start.
“We’ve already held auditions for those wanting to take on principal roles and had such a wealth of talent turn up that we could have cast the show three times over.
“Any other students from Years 10 to 13 who would like to take part can just come along to the first rehearsal on Thursday.
“It takes a lot of commitment and dedication to be part of our productions with weekly rehearsals, and some weekend rehearsals, over a number of months. But any student who has been part of the experience will vouch that it is an incredible process to be part of and our final showcases are always superb. It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has an interest in performing, not just students who have previous experience of the stage.”
Little Shop of Horrors is one of two big musical productions to be staged by Highfields during the 2018/19 academic year. The Wizard of Oz will be staged from November 7th - 10th and will feature students from Years 7 to 9.
Little Shop of Horrors rehearsals will take place from 5.30pm-8pm every Thursday until the staging of Wizard of Oz. They will then run from 3.30pm-8pm.