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January theatre performances

2020 kicked us off with four more fantastic theatre productions, which were on offer for our students to win tickets to see and review.

Curtains, New Wimbledon Theatre

The first theatre winner of the year was Alex Pyatnytska from Esher College, who won tickets to see Curtains at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

Curtains tells the story of a murder mystery in the style of a musical. The entire cast and crew are suspects. It's time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

Click here to read Alex's review.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, New Wimbledon Theatre

Our second theatre production on offer was also at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Eve Nicholls from The Henrietta Barnett School, won two tickets to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.

Eve said: "Thank you so much for this opportunity. As you can see from my review, I loved it!"

Click here to read Eve's review.

The Welkin, National Theatre

Next up to see a production was Katie McAree from Parmiter's School, who won tickets to see The Welkin at the National Theatre.

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

Click here to read Katie's review.

Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Theatre

Finally, our last winner for January was Gaazal Dhungana from The Henrietta Barnett School, who won tickets to see Faustus: That Damned Woman at the Lyric Theatre.

Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind. Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus becomes a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to traverse centuries and change the course of history.

Gaazal said: "My guest and I both had a great time. Thank you for the opportunity!"

Thank you so much to all the theatres who donated us tickets in January and we look forward to posting about the upcoming shows for February.

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