PQA Cheltenham take to the stage
On Sunday 15th November over 150 students aged 4-18 years from The Pauline Quirke Academy Cheltenham took to the Bacon Theatre stage in a spectacular production of ‘Utopia’.
Sunday night’s performance was the culmination of one year’s worth of hard work from all of the teaching staff and students at PQA. Utopia is an original story set on the planet Aragos where a revolution is brewing amongst the Haven’otts, people rejected from Aragos City and forced to work for its’ residence, the Have’s.
The show was designed to be a very different entity to the West End shows that the Academy participate in by offering the opportunity for students to use all elements from all 3 PQA modules and combining them in a multi-media presentation.
Speaking of the fantastic event, Principal Sue Day said, “It was a true theatrical spectacular with our fabulous students, supported by their amazing PQA Cheltenham teaching staff, producing a dazzling original show, which celebrated the talents of all of them.”
The performance and work of PQA Cheltenham has been applauded by many of its audience. Parents Edward and Jane said “We just wanted to say a huge well done to the whole gang for the most incredible evening and show. What stars! It was just fantastic. I can appreciate a little of what you that took, and how hard you all worked. Amazing all round.”
Whilst another parent expressed “I just wanted to reiterate what a wonderful show last night was – I’ve seen a number of other performing arts academy performances over the years as we have tried to find the right place for Megan, and this one was head and shoulders above the rest. A lot of hard work on the part of you and your staff – that must have taken some putting together, and it was brilliant.”