Whole-School Drama Production 2015 - 'Aida'

The week beginning Monday 2nd March saw Grosvenor stage its annual whole-school Drama Production, performing ‘Aida’ to over 1500 audience members over four entertaining and action-packed performances.  

Under the leadership of Director Mrs Orla Young and Musical Director Mr Jonathan Arnold this year’s cast and crew, comprising over sixty pupils in Forms One - Upper Sixth, combined to deliver a vibrant and entertaining take on the show, the music for which was composed by Elton John and Tim Rice, with the book written by Linda Woolverton as well as Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March saw the cast deliver matinée performances to visiting Primary School children in the William Moles Hall, while on the evenings of Thursday 5th and Friday 6th the show was staged for members of the paying public. 

The production saw a number of acclaimed performances delivered by lead actors Matthew Hedley (Radames), Jenna McCready (Amneris), Zara Holmes (Aida), Simon Gibson (Mereb), Jonathan Brown (Zoser)), Stephen Hedley (Amonasro), Courteney White (Nehebka) and Ryan Weir (Pharoh). In addition the show was brought to life by its superb chorus and collection of dancers, as well as a talented band of musicians who delivered its distinctive score with aplomb throughout.

Following four accomplished, professional and entertaining performances all in attendance were left wowed by the level of application and effort which enabled Grosvenor’s cast to produce such a superb series of shows. In recent times the school has deservedly earned a name for delivering Musical Drama productions of the highest quality and ‘Aida’ served only to enhance this reputation.

Congratulations to everybody involved in Grosvenor’s production of ‘Aida’ who helped to make the show such an overwhelming success - we look forward to seeing many of its talented actors treading the boards again before long.

Left to right - Zara Holmes (Amneris), Jenna McCready (Aida) and Matthew Hedley (Radames) tread the boards during Grosvenor's highly successful production of 'Aida' at the beginning of March.

The full cast and crew of 'Aida' prior to its final night performance of the show on Friday 6th March