22 March 2024

Image of Performing Arts Success

From murder to musical magic, Oakfield’s Performing Arts Department does it again! On Wednesday night, 50 Oakfield Academy pupils pulled off a breathtaking performance, showcasing a huge range of theatrical talent. To start, the packed hall was captivated by a powerful rendition of Shakespeare’s iconic play, Macbeth. It was the first time the Academy has attempted a tragedy and pupils from all year groups rose to the challenge – delivering the original language with confidence and understanding. Within the final scenes of the play, there was an action-packed battle scene, demonstrating fabulous knowledge of stage fighting techniques, culminating in the realistic death of the tyrant king. After the interval, the tragic mood was lightened by an incredible musical performance – based on 2 classic fairy tales – with a twist provided by Miss Haig and Miss Morris’s humorous script. Characters were brilliantly portrayed by a new cast, who perfected choreography and performed a variety of songs from One Direction to Taylor Swift. Thanks also to the huge army of people who helped make the show such a success – the Art Department for the wonderful staging, the office staff for tickets and programmes, Mr Oates for sound, our site team for all their work before and after the performance and parents for all their help with costumes and line-learning. Many congratulations to all performers and the amazing tech crew. The teamwork and talent on show was outstanding – we are so proud of each and every one of you!