The Centre Stage Bi-Annual Show
The school hosts a bi-annual show at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, spanning across three performances with an audience capacity of 700 per show. The show is directed and produced by a professional and credited team of artists and technicians and remains both ambitious and an unforgettable experience for all involved.
Watch the fantastic promo clip featuring excerpts from “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” here we think it perfectly captures the magic of the show and the incredible performances of our dedicated and passionate students
Visit our wonderful ‘Behind The Scenes’ video for “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” here
The show embraces beautiful costumes, impressive sets, backcloths, lighting and sound design, pyrotechnics and flying experiences! The school feels strongly that this experience is offered to everyone at the school, which even includes our adorable pre-school students.
In April 2016, Centre Stage took a journey through the wardrobe and beyond as it staged its largest and most ambitious production to date – an adaption of C.S. Lewis’ children’s classic ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.
The school secured the rights from the C.S. Lewis estate to stage the show and it was a magical and spectacular interpretation of this timeless adventure that which included all 400 students, aged 4 – 18, from the school and feature music, dance and drama.
Zoe: “Following the huge success of our last two productions – Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan – we wanted to raise the bar even further and put on a bigger and more lavish production, that reflected the ambition, professionalism and talent of everyone at Centre Stage.
Putting on the show at Lighthouse, the largest regional arts centre in the UK, not only allowed us a bigger stage to showcase what we do but also gave us the opportunity to invite a wider audience to enjoy this wonderful family production. I think everyone agreed it was an inventive and highly theatrical production, with lots of surprises.”
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, has been one of the most popular children’s books since it was first published in 1950. Centre Stage’s production faithfully recreated the tale of Aslan the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four siblings who wander into an old wardrobe that yields a passageway into the mysterious realm of Narnia.
“Our talented cast of performers, aged between 2-19 years of age have dedicated hours to mastering their performance to bring this story to life on stage. The level of energy and passion has been infectious for all involved. Striving for perfection at all times, this cast of children and young adults are a testament to themselves and, as Principal, I am proud beyond words of their talent and achievement.” Zoe
Here’s what you had to say about “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”:
Click here to read the fantastic testimonials about our show
Tales Of Alice In Wonderland
Click here to see an excerpt from ‘Tales of Alice in Wonderland’
Click here to see the ‘behind the scenes’ video from ‘Tales of Alice in Wonderland’