“What makes us special, makes us strong”. and this is a wonderful message for a very special cast who were all absolute stars.
Over 70 young people, aged 6-16 years from all our schools were joined by others from different schools and some children who were doing a show for the first time.
They all joined together 3 weeks ago and rehearsed together, learnt together, laughed together and made some wonderful new friendships. The cast of “Shrek Jr” have been a joy and gave us four amazing shows full of energy, laughter and had our audiences on their feet leaving the theatre with a big smile on their faces.
Northern Ireland World review
“The cast of 78 young performers filled the stage with colour, music, and dance, as they brought the story to life…”
We would like to thank the amazing Production team of Director. Nik Parks Musical Director: Ryan Greer and Choreographer, Sean O’Neill for all their hard work, encouragement and creativity. Our young cast has learnt so much from you all and will always remember this special show. Dianne Nevin who made our costumes and props look amazing and it was wonderful to watch the casts wee faces light up as they tried them on and their characters came to life.
To the amazing Geoff Clarke Audio Visual for creating wonderful lighting effects to create the magical atmosphere of the Swamp and Duloc.
Thank you to Andy Mcknight and team for a wonderful set and for ensuring everything was safe and organised back stage.
Ensuring that everything works smoothly and keeping our children safe and our parents informed is no easy task and I would like to thank Alex Crawford for a sterling job ably assisted by Eoin Kelly and Jade Patton and an incredible team of chaperones at the theatre.
Review from Belfast Live
“A heart-warming evening being amazed by the enthusiasm and exceptional talent of our local young people…”
BSPA is blessed to have an incredible team who go over and beyond to ensure our children have a memorable experience and have the most supportive parents and pupils who helped out front of house or came to support the cast. It was especially lovely to see so many of our “Les Miserables” cast attend and it was very much appreciated by our Junior Cast.