Review: Illumination

Category: Events, General, Pupil Achievements

Illumination was a great success again this term. An audience comprising teachers and pupils in the Hundred and Sixth Form all enjoyed the spectacular event on Thursday 17th November.

At 9pm, a packed Mem Hall with an excited, responsive audience eagerly awaited the first performance.
 
Ned Seagrim (C2 U6) got the show started by introducing an evening filled with alternative performances. Ollie Phelps (LI U6) sprang to join him on stage from the back of the auditorium and then competed with Ned in an entertaining rap competition against one another.

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There was nothing intimate about the guitar duet performed by George Cayley (CO U6) and Henry Hart (BH Re).  Their spoof story-telling was a compelling, amusing bro-mance that pulled all the right "hart" strings of the spectators.
 
Tom Cook (C1 Hu) was just short of breaking the world record for his extended 'Yeah Boy' rendition.  His second attempt left him running out of steam a few seconds too soon.  Better luck next time Tom.
 
A fine performance by Annie O'Grady (SU U6) singing her song entitled 'Obsessed'.  She declined to reveal the detail of the song dedication to in spite of plenty of speculation.
 
Algie Lyster-Binns (SU Re), Ijah Ofon (C1 Re) and Caspar Barker (SU Re) provided light choral relief with their performance 'Say You Won't Let Go' by James Arthur, which drew a sharp intake of breath from the girls.
 
The excellent piano recital by Freddie Elmberg (BH L6) of ‘She's Always a Woman to Me’ was definitely worthy of an X Factor entry.  Take note Simon Cowell.
 
Well done to the organisers: Libby Adam (MM U6), Joe Lloyd (SU U6), Aphra Mactaggart (IH U6) and Steph Evans (MM U6) for organising the event and making it so successful!

Amy Davey (SU U6)

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