Cabaret at Bede’s showcases extraordinary pupil talent

December 28, 2017

The beginning of December 2017 saw the Multi-Purpose Hall at Bede’s transformed for Cabaret, the school’s annual blue-chip event. This year’s concerts offered evenings of glitz, glamour, music and dance, accompanied by black tie fine dining across three nights.

The evenings were compered by Bede’s pupils and siblings Ben and Adelaide Barden, ably accompanied by Luke Noble, who entertained the audience throughout with humorous repartee. The evening featured music from across eras and genres elegantly performed by a full orchestra, the Jazz Band, the Lower and Upper Sixth BTEC Bands, and an array of wonderful vocal soloists and groups.

The Legat dancers performed a variety of beautifully curated numbers – from upbeat performances to Bonnie Tyler’s ‘I Need A Hero’, and Fame’s ‘I Can Do Anything Better Than You Can’; to a moving ballet piece to ‘Sarabande And Gigue From Suite In G’, and a contemporary take on ‘Cinderella’ choreographed by Bede’s Director of Legat Lee Smikle.

The cast of Bede’s upcoming production of ‘Oliver’ also took centre stage with the cast’s flawless rendition of ‘Who Will Buy’, offering a taster of the show’s upcoming run at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, from 1 to 3 March 2018.

Tickets for Oliver are available from the Devonshire Park Theatre Box Office on 01323 412000 or via the Eastbourne Theatres website:

Read our full Cabaret review on the Bede’s website: