Students in dynamic version of ‘Cabaret’

STUDENTS from Hucknall’s largest two schools joined together for a performance of the famous musical, ‘Cabaret’.

The National Church Of England Academy and Holgate Comprehensive combined to present the show, which was created by the works of Christopher Isherwood, Joe Masteroff and John Van Druten.

The year-13 students are in their final year of sixth form before they leave to embark on their careers.

Many are leaving to go to universities to study subjects such as drama, music and other performing arts courses. ‘Cabaret’ was their final performance — and they made it their own!

Their piece was abstract, dynamic, explorational and sensitive, ensuring the performance was a unique version of the orginal 1966 Broadway production.

‘Cabaret’ focuses on the Kit Kat Club, a seedy venue in 1930s’ Berlin that acted as freedom to its visitors and a place to escape from reality.

Sally Bowles is a 19-year-old English girl who is the main asset to the Kit Kat Club. Sally’s character was played by two students, Anna Nesbitt and Lauren Roe.

Although the role was hard to understand, it was very enjoyable. The audience was captivated by her voice and were able to enjoy the passion blossoming between Sally and young American writer Clifford Bradshaw (Thomas Morley).

Romance also blossomed between German boarding-house owner Fraulein Schneider (Georgina Sandford) and her elderly suitor, Herr Schultz (Christopher Stevenson), a Jewish fruit-vendor.

Meanwhile sailor-loving Herr Kost entertained the audience with his mischievous behaviour and innuendo, and the audience was shocked that political man Ernst Ludwig (Fahad Qayyum) became distrustful as he joined in with the Nazi party’s antics.

All in all, the production showcased the talent of the students, most notably Stevenson, Morley and Anna Nesbit.