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On Sunday 22nd October students at The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Enfield performed PQA’s specially written musical comedy, ‘The Lazy Ace’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End.

PQA's West End Shows form an important part of the experience that PQA offers its students – a chance for them to experience the buzz and thrill of performing on a stage in the West End!

With a glitzy backdrop, glamorous girls, gangsters, street kids and a hard bitten film noir detective, The Lazy Ace was a dynamic and exciting show for our PQA Enfield students to perform. It featured a full professional standard set and a fantastic range of songs from retro classics like Viva Las Vegas to musical favourites like Good Morning and even chart pop hits like Shake it Off and Price Tag.

'Las Vegas cop Chip Buddy is on the hunt for the notorious Lazy Ace – a faceless card shark who has been ripping off casinos up and down the strip for months. As Chip searches for the culprit, there is a new arrival in town – Angel Applewood, a young starlet looking for her big break as a singer in Vegas. Angel's arrival on the scene ruffles the feathers of one Miss Macey De Lacey - a glamorous character with a vicious tongue who has established herself as one of the hottest singers at the Sneaky Slammer Casino owned by her money loving boyfriend Jakey Ground. On Angel's arrival to the city, she is befriended by Buzz, the leader of the Las Vegas Street Kids, and Sonny – a dreamy heartthrob who takes quite a shine to the new girl in town...'

PQA Enfield students, teachers, Principal and Vice Principal have been working hard for months in the lead up to the show. Throughout the rehearsal process, th students have learnt how much hard work goes into taking a show from page to stage – learning lines, lyrics, challenging musicality and choreography, blocking scenes, working with props and staging and coming together as an ensemble to put on a fantastic show!

The students' excellent attendance during the rehearsals and their sheer enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to PQA Enfield resulted in a very professional and slick show. We could not be prouder of everything they have achieved.

We received lots of wonderful feedback from our PQA Enfield parents and we wanted to share a few with you:

'Absolutely amazing show and a fantastic experience for all the children. Thank you to each and every one of you for all the hard work you have put into producing such an amazing show.'

'Well done to all the PQA students and thank you guys for putting together such an amazing show. We are still buzzing.'

'Thank you PQA Enfield. You make so many children happy.' 

'It was fantastic, thank you to everyone involved in making it such a success.'

'Fantastic show. Well done to everyone for their hard work.'

Some pictures of our students backstage at Her Majesty's Theatre before their West End Debut are below with more to be released by professional photographers soon.

PQA News Enfield
Posted on October 25, 2017

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