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Cheadle Hulme School produces a variety of Performing Art Productions each year, which have delighted audiences of all age groups.
The Junior School produces a wide range of productions throughout the School Year, which every child is encouraged to participate in. These usually include;
  • Weekly Assemblies - themed class assemblies in which every child participates to an audience including the whole school and parents.
  • Autumn and Spring Concerts- choirs and ensembles perform the music which they have been learning in the weekly practices.
  • Music Progress Concerts -  termly concerts which give pupils the opportunity to practise in front of a friendly audience.
  • Musical Festival and Music Festival Concert - pupils have the opportunity to perform in front of an invited adjudicator.
  • Junior Christmas Christmas Concert and Infant Nativity 
  • Year 6 Production at their Leavers' Ceremony
  • LAMDA exams - an opportunity for pupils to develop their individual speech and drama skills.
  • Year 3 Strings - every child in the year learns to play either the violin or cello to encourage them to learn a new instrument. Parents are also invited to a 'try an instrument evening' to help them support their child. Pupils showcase their talents at a concert in the spring term.
  • Themed PE routines - regular assembly performances of routines learned in PE lessons.
  • Charity based productions
In the Sixth Form and Senior School these usually comprise:
  • The main Senior School Production is a major event in the School calendar and recent productions have included the performance of both plays and major musicals. The annual Production is open to all Upper School students to audition and in the last few years these have included; 'West Side Story', 'Sisterly Feelings', 'My Fair Lady', Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', 'Coram Boy' and 'Guys and Dolls', 'Antigone' and 'A Kind of Alaska' and 'The Sound of Music' adn 'Annie'. More recently audiences were entertained with a dramatic performances of 'Oliver'.
  • The Middle and Lower School Production usually takes place in the Spring term and all pupils in Years 7 to 9 have the opportunity of auditioning for a part. Pupils have performed in variety of plays including 'Henry V' for the  Schools' Shakespeare Festival, 'Johnny and the Dead', 'Bugsy Malone', the challenging modern adaptation of the well known detective story 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and a dazzling production of  'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. The most recent success was the play by Frank Cottrell Boyce; 'Millions'.
  • The School also usually produces two Variety Shows each year - one by the Upper School in the Autumn term and one by the Sixth Form in the Spring or Summer term. This gives students the opportunity to showcase individual and group talents and members of staff also take part. They are very popular events and are widely enjoyed.
  • The Music Department. Whilst the music department plays a major role in many drama productions, it plays a key role in the cultural life of the School as a whole. More information about the Music Department is available on the  Senior School and Sixth Form curriculum pages and details about the many Music ensembles can be found on the Clubs and Activities page.
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BBC Daily Service (excerpts) - 28th November 2013
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Published: 02/12/2013
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