Collyer’s students performances fund The TempestMay 16, 2017
Gifted performers Tom Wheatland and Clare Packham. Photo: Collyer’s Student Photographer Chloe Powell
Collyer’s students have been performing an eclectic range of pieces to packed audiences in Duckering Hall, to raise money for their presentation of The Tempest, which will certainly be one of the must-see plays at the forthcoming Horsham Festival 2017.
The shows were organised by Collyer’s Drama and Theatre Studies student Clare Packham, and featured pieces ranging from satirical musicals to David Bowie, all performed by the cast of ‘The Tempest’.
Clare Packham, who is directing The Tempest said: “There was a fantastic range of styles and we managed to raise over £260, which is a brilliant foundation for our production.”
Performer Grace Addison, who will play Adrian in The Tempest, said: “I was really pleased with the atmosphere at all of the concerts. It was great being able to hear everyone and listen to people that I hadn’t heard before. It was also a great chance to perform a song I love and the fact we raised so much money was brilliant!
Catherine Bleach, who will play Gonzalo, was delighted: “I genuinely enjoyed every performance, and I’m really pleased with how everything turned out. The effort put in was well worth it!
The Tempest is on the 15th July at 7.15pm in the Human Nature Garden, as part of Horsham Festival. It is in aid of The National Youth Arts Trust, which supports young people pursuing the performing arts.
Since the talented cast and director Clare Packham were confirmed, there has been a huge buzz about the show on social media and the creative poster designed by gifted Collyer’s artist Ellie Markham has further built on the excitement and anticipation.
Clare Packham added: “Thank you to all the performers involved, and our wonderful audiences who I hope will return for some Shakespeare in the summer!”