Review: Dazzling delivery strikes at the heart of keen audience

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors at Calder High School.
The cast of Little Shop of Horrors at Calder High School.

The Calder Secret Weapon strikes again with the fantastic production of Little Shop of Horrors, writes Laura Hutt

Expressive Arts students and staff at Calder High School are making it their mission to become known as Calder’s Secret Weapon, and this year’s musical Little Shop of Horrors was testament as to why they are deserving of the title.

Students sang stunning duets, had the audience in stitches with the witty delivery of lines, dazzled onlookers as the cast of 80 danced, and wowed the sell-out audience three nights in a row.

With many parents coming to watch all three nights, the feedback could not have been more complimentary.

Parents, staff and students had nothing but delightful words of praise for the cast. The headteacher, Mr Guise, was beaming with pride after the first night and congratulated the cast on representing the school with creativity, passion and talent - #wearecalder

The students and staff working on the show did a phenomenal job.

With an exceptionally talented cast, we couldn’t have asked for a more devoted group of students.

The lead roles were played by Year 10 students, Bertie Yates and Hannah Lawton, who performed spectacular scenes each night and captivated the audience with their magnificent songs.

An extra thank you has to go to Miss Johnson, Mrs Melnyk and Mrs Gallagher who gave up every hour of their time to put the production together, working with devotion every step of the way.

The voice of the plant also deserves a special mention as the only cast member not to appear on stage each night.

Allie Hemy, Year 11, rocked the voice of Audrey 2 and stunned audiences with his singing.

We are extremely proud of all the cast, and couldn’t be more thrilled at the sucess of the show.

Once again we have shown everyone why we are Calder’s Secret Weapon.