Mamma Mia! What a show!

After 6 months and over 110 hours of rehearsals, SJT’s School of Performance took to the stage this week for their sell-out production of the global musical phenomenon Mamma Mia!

The story, which is set on a small Greek island, follows Sophie, a young woman who dreams of a perfect wedding – something which includes her father giving her away. The problem is, she doesn’t know who he is. The show, which tells the story in part through the legendary music of ABBA, spawned a worldwide smash-hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and has been seen by over 60 million across the world.

The SJT production featured dazzling choreography from Lucy Edwards, a trainee teacher at Sir John Talbot’s School, who gave up an incredible amount of time throughout the process, including weekends, free of charge.

The show was an amazing success, receiving an overwhelming reception from the sell-out crowd on both nights, with audience members unanimously agreeing it was one of the best productions they had ever seen at the school. At the end, there were tears from parents and students alike, both of joy and of sadness that the six month journey had drawn to a close. The final night was particularly emotional for the show’s director Debbie Peate, Head of Music at SJT, as Mamma Mia! marks her final production at the school. After the emotional farewells on the closing night, Mrs Peate commented: “I am so overwhelmingly proud of all of the cast members. They worked exceptionally hard to make the show a real success. I could not have been happier with the end result – it was absolutely amazing!”

Posted by marchesadmin on 8th July 2016, under Uncategorized

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