Monday, June 25, 2012


Tomorrow's Talent at The Cramphorn Theatre

It's been an amazing year for Tomorrow's Talent. Their CM1 Glee Club made the national finals on the BBC, and they have alumni in Matilda, Singin' in the Rain, Shrek and Oliver.

This summer showcase celebrated those successes, with impressive unplugged spots from the Glee crowd, and Isobelle Molloy reprising an affecting circus fairytale from Matilda.

But it was also an opportunity for every student to strut their stuff and show what they can do under performance pressure. So the bedtime story was followed by Hushabye Mountain – lovely choral singing directed by MD Kris Rawlinson. There were intimate individual moments, like Erin Jacobs' choirgirl confession, and big production numbers, like the appropriate triple threat scene from Fame, a cleverly devised "book" sequence, the title song [from Whistle Down the Wind], a snippet from Cats, an exhausting burst of Hairspray, and that classic exit number, So Long Farewell from The Sound of Music.

Everyone, from the tiniest to the tallest, showed commendable discipline and stagecraft, making for a very entertaining hour in the Cramphorn, produced by Gavin Wilkinson and directed by Emma Tapley.

The Senior Group are presenting Rent in the Civic next month, and we were treated to a tantalizing trailer – Seasons of Love - amazing even unamplified.

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