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Posted on March 30th 2017

Easter Cabaret

On Thursday 30th March, our performing arts department hosted an evening of dance, drama and music in the form of our Easter Cabaret.

Over 17 acts performed throughout the evening, ranging from solo musicians in Year 7 to duets from former Sixth Form students. Our performing arts department have worked tirelessly with all of the students to get the very best from each act and their hard work certainly paid off!

The evening was compared by Sixth Form Head Boy Gokay Tezgel and Head Girl Ruby Pearce, who done an excellent job of entertaining the crowd in between acts. 

The dramatic performances included scenes from Shakers, The Crucible and Bouncers, while the music included pianists, cellists, guitarists and singers. The complete running order can be see below, along with footage and photography from the event!

The Crucible

  • Armani Paige-Rowe 10.4
  • Kacey Bradford 10.4
  • Shannell Malcolm 10.5
  • Syah Eyison 10.3
  • Ben Glover 10.1
  • Amara Orire 10.6
  • Aaran Nzita 10.5
  • Gabriel Bashford 10.1
  • Shaquille Proud 10.5
  • Devonte Smith 10.5


  • Ben Glover 10.1
  • Devonte Smith 10.5
  • Shaquille Proud 10.5


  • Amara Orire 10.6
  • Shannell Malcom 10.5
  • Syah Eyison 10.3


  • George Keys 8.1 performing a piano solo
  • Maegan Affonso 7.5 performing a cello solo
  • Kirsty Peskett 7.1 performing a guitar solo
  • Joshua Donaldson 10.6 performing a piano solo
  • Natalia Russell 12.5 performing Alicia Keys’ Fallen
  • Lucas Winifred 11.1 performing Adele’s Set Fire To the Rain
  • Kaskia Robinson performing Daniel Caesar’s Japanese Denim
  • Di-zir Smith 10.3 and Destin Cibwabwa 10.1 performing James Brown’s Man’s World
  • Ebony Montague 10.4 performing Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Avenue
  • Tai Ebanks 10.1 performing Sam Smith’s Nirvana
  • Oscar Parrette 12.5 and Chloe Thompson 12.5 performing Hailee Steinfeld’s Starving

The Band performing Sam Smith’s Not the Only One

  • Amber Hurn 10.5 Vocals
  • Ben Glover 10.1 Guitar
  • Behan Karunatilake 10.3 Bass 
  • Marika Domun 10.5 Vocals


  • Leah Mullings 9.2
  • Ariana Fallah-Ardakani 9.2
  • Krysta Hyde 8.3
  • Maria Voisin 9.3
  • Viva Mehta 8.3
  • Jhe-Anne Nelson 7.3
  • Adam Crowhurst 7.1
  • Rebecca Alder 9.6
  • Erika Kucina 11.6
  • Wafa Selia 11.2
  • Ruben Cullingford 11.6 also performing Machine
  • Yaseen Ahmed 11.4 also performing The Robot and Machine