St John’s brings Fame to Marlborough

@StJohnsMarlb Huge congratulations to Julia Russett, our Floral Art Adult Education Tutor, who has achieved a Bronze medal at Chelsea #rhschelsea2017

St John’s has a reputation for bringing outstanding musical performances to Marlborough, and the 2017 student performance of the 1980s classic ‘FAME the musical’ is no different.

The show runs over four nights, Tuesday 31 Jan and Thursday to Saturday 2-4 February at 7pm at St John’s Marlborough’s Theatre on the Hill, and tickets are selling fast.

FAME the musical is set at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, where sweat and hard work are the key factors to a successful life as a performer.  The plot follows a group of students across the acting, dancing and music faculties from 1980-1984 as they learn to master their craft and grow up alongside each other, rising to the various challenges that face them.

Performers include several Sixth Form students who gave stand-out performances in last year’s musical, We Will Rock You, as well as new talent taking lead roles for the first time.

Director of Performance Max More said:

“St John’s students from Years 8 -13 have once again shown their considerable talents. The principal actors have been directed by our new experienced and dynamic Head of Drama, Kelly Matyla. Two Year 11 students, Jess Lamb and Rachel Naughton, have played a major role in devising and teaching the choreography, supported by drama teacher Tanya Bourton.  I have continued to enjoy working with my wonderful chorus and band to provide the musical backdrop for the action on stage”.

Tickets are £7.50, or £5.50 for concessions, and a family ticket is £23.50.

Tickets can be booked from TicketSource by Googling “Ticketsource St John’s Theatre” or following the link https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/stjohnstheatreonthehill

Members of the press wanting complementary tickets for the performances on Tuesday 31 January or Thursday 2 February, contact SBere@stjohns.wilts.sch.uk

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