BSPA were delighted to represent N Ireland at the MTI Europe Junior Theatre Festival in the ICC Birmingham on Sunday 24th October. This was the first time since Lockdown that the Festival had been able to take place and excited performers from all over the UK.
The team had to perform a ten Minute segment from any Broadway jr production using no props or costume and the Creative team of Director Peter Corry, Musical Director Adam Darcy and Choreographer Oprah Devit choose the Dr Seuss inspired ‘Seussical Jr”
The performance was judged by Alex Parker ( Westend Musical Director), Lotte Wakeham( Westend Associated Director) and John Prignano( COO and Education and Development MTI) and we were delighted with the feedback given focusing on how well our pupils interpreted and told the story of the musical and worked together as a team. Competition was tough but we were thrilled when the word came through that we had been awarded ‘Outstanding Production” which gave us the opportunity to perform a clip on the main stage in front of all the other schools. What a thrill and privilege for our pupils many of whom had not performed on a stage for around two years.
Our pupils had an incredible day and also participated in workshops by West End performers, and watched a concert by West end stars Emma Williams and Matthew Croke and above all met with other like minded pupils.
BSPA are thrilled to announce they will be attending the 2022 Festival in Birmingham on Saturday 20th May 2022. Auditions will be held in the New year