Hitchin theatre students perform at Sadler’s Wells in London

Theatretrain perform Special Measures at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Picture: Theatretrain

Theatretrain perform Special Measures at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Picture: Theatretrain - Credit: Archant

Thirty-eight theatre students from Hitchin took to the stage at Sadler’s Wells in London on Sunday, alongside 300 other performers.

Theatretrain perform Special Measures at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Picture: Theatretrain

Theatretrain perform Special Measures at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Picture: Theatretrain - Credit: Archant

The students, from Theatretrain’s Hitchin school, took part in a production of Special Measures – a show written by Theatretrain’s artistic director Kevin Dowsett. Five of the 38 Hitchin performers had solos in the show.

Special Measures follows a school that is deemed inadequate by inspectors. A new headteacher removes performing arts courses to focus on core subjects – but then the school enters a science competition, and the skills learned in the performing arts classes end up saving the day.

Theatretrain Hitchin is run by Geraldine and Robert Hyman each termtime Saturday morning at Hitchin Boys’ School.

Geraldine said: “They worked so hard and performed so well. Even their backstage discipline was of a professional standard.”

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