Following a very strenuous rehearsal period at the beginning of this term Bournemouth School proudly presented the Lloyd Webber classic rock opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ With a cast of over 40 students made up of pupils from Bournemouth School, Bournemouth School for Girls and The Bishop of Winchester Academy. The show ran for two sell out nights.
Director Matthew Wootton was responsible for the modern adaptation of this epic musical and worked tirelessly to bring the story to life. Miss Palmer of The Bishop of Winchester Academy carefully choreographed a group of Year 8 dancers adding sparkle and shine to the show. The full orchestral score was expertly conducted by John Herbison and his orchestra was also made up of very talented musicians from the schools.
A strong cast was lead by Chris Wood who gave an impassioned and tormented performance as Jesus; and a brutally poignant performance by Mark Houston as Judas. With solid support from Aimme Daughters a beautifully portrayed Mary Magdalene and Greg Martin as a stoic Pilate. Some other notable performances came from Charles Donnelly (Caiaphas) and Alex Moneypenny (Annas) and of course no production of Jesus Christ Superstar is complete without the ‘razzle-dazzle’ of King Herod, played by The Bishop of Winchester Academy’s Head Boy Tim Mylechreest. Although I have picked out these individuals, all performers were tremendous and the audience were mesmerised by the whole spectacular.
We are extremely proud of all of the students who were involved both on stage and behind the scenes. We wish to thank everyone who came and supported the show; it really was a Biblical Production!