Congratulations to the cast and crew of Oliver!
All students involved with the production of Oliver have been awarded Trinity Grade 8 Musical Theatre In-Production with a Distinction. The examiner was in the audience on Thursday 18th July and awarded the production 91 out of a possible 100 marks. For GROUP DYNAMIC students were awarded 19/20 with the examiner commenting that there was a “highly animated and committed sense of ensemble energy and responsibility.” INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES were awarded 18/20, the examiner praised the characterisation as being “notable for detail, nuance and texture.” STAGING was awarded 18/20 and the examiner comments in his report that “the up-dating to modern urban life was full of witty detail and absolutely highlighted the contemporary relevance of the tale.” DESIGN was awarded 18/20 and the students who created the graffiti backdrop were praised for successfully conjuring up a modern urban landscape. Finally students were also awarded 18/20 for TECHNICAL for what the examiner called a “technically tight performance.”
Students on and off stage should be exceptionally proud of their marks and feedback! As staff we are very, very proud of the hard work and dedication they show us year after year. It is worth noting that this is their fourth distinction grading in a row, since we introduced the award in 2015, and I believe we have a small number of cast members who have now achieved Grade 5-8 all at this level.
The show was also reviewed by the Bournemouth Echo on Tuesday 16th July, once again receiving high praise. The full review can be read by following this link https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17777192.review-oliver-tivoli-theatre/.
Well done to all involved.
Cast of Oliver –
Please return scripts and vocal books ASAP. Books can be dropped to reception. Many thanks.
Our thanks also go to Ash Mills for the professional photos of Oliver and for our new website.