On Friday the 20th September the first Wickersley Variety Show took place. Students had auditioned before the Summer holidays then in just two and half weeks put the performance together. From the moment the curtains opened the audience were entertained with a wide variety and styles of performances.
The Undecided, comprising of Liesel Bradbury, Elise Allen, Ellie Place and Mason Bradbury opened the show with a unique interpretation of ‘Feeling Good’ then to a beautiful piano solo by Year 13 student Charlotte Carter.
We then moved into solo vocal performances from our fabulous Pop Singer Alice Turner, intriguing Rapper Sam Hush and dramatic Musical Theatre Actress Bethan Carter.
Our next accomplished piano solo by Sofia Verona was followed by the debut performance from Dire Spell AKA H Goodwin and Violet Leng which had the audience rocking to ‘Back in Black’.
We were then moved by Kashish Shah’s performance of ‘I Don’t Wanna Be You’ with Charlotte Bennet accompanying on piano and then brother and sister Jacob and Isabel Brown took to the stage with a Beatles classic ‘Yesterday’ from Jacob who supported himself on guitar and then accompanied Isabel with her rendition of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’.
Ellie Habbin then brought Act 1 to a close with a powerful performance of ‘Million Dreams’.
Act 2 opened in a completely different style with our new Magicians ‘Illusion’ wowing Mrs Ward our audience volunteer. An impressive contemporary dance by Alana Tomlinson followed and then the mature voice of Tor Downing hit us with ‘Evermore’ from Beauty and the Beast.
The Oui Oui Baguettes AKA Rosie Wagstaff and Sofia Verona then impressed with a clarinet and piano duet of ‘All of Me’ followed by the powerful voice of Jade Bath singing ‘Titanium’.
The Pickpockets then entertained with Liesel Bradbury, Elise Allen and Ellie Place returning to the stage with a comedy musical piece of Drama. Olivia Hilton created an emotional performance with ‘Someone You Loved’ and then Rosie Wagstaff returned this time playing ‘Take Me To Church’ on the flute.
The build up to the finale began with Bethan Carter and Ellie Habbin’s impressive ‘I Know Him So Well’ duet into the stunning voice of Faith Cousins with her version of ‘Don’t Watch Me Cry’.
The final variety act of the evening went to new band ‘Not Yet’ which comprised of Jade Bath, Alana Tomlinson, Kashish Shah, Isabelle Underwood,
Bethan Skelding, Violet Leng and Charlotte Bennett who had the audience clapping along with their fantastic performance of ‘Shotgun’.
A huge well done to all involved and to the wonderful audience.