Ashville College students star in first school production for two years

Ashville College hosted their first senior school production for two years, which saw them taking to the stage with a heart-warming, toe-tapping musical comedy.

By Lucy Chappell
Friday, 8th April 2022, 10:12 am

Directed by Karl Boyd, the College’s Head of Drama, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, saw pupils from year seven through to the Upper Sixth bringing Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters to life.

The show is a day in the life of Charlie and friends and their constant search to understand and find happiness.

Filled with beautiful, funny, and sometimes bittersweet songs, sharp one-liners, and lashings of slapstick comedy, it was a treat for all ages.

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Ashville College students took to the stage in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, their first senior school production for two years

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Mr Boyd said: “After an absence of two years, it was brilliant to see the stars of this show bring the house down three nights in a row.

"We had been in rehearsal since last October, and all the hard work from Ashville’s young performers - actors, singers and musicians – paid dividends.

“The entire ensemble was superb – each and every cast member stayed in role throughout the entire performance and provided excellent support to the main characters in crowd and chorus scenes – a particular highlight was the ballet dancing rabbits.

"And for its three-night run, the young performers were thrilled to play to full houses."