Drama Reunion brings lots of laughs!

Alumni Drama

We were delighted to have former pupils back to Bablake recently to attend a Drama Productions reunion. Many former pupils hadn’t seen each other since their school days so there was plenty to catcn up on!

The day was orgnaised by Mrs Sylvia O’Sullivan, Alumni Relations Officer, with the assistance of Ian Appleby, former Head of English. The main event was held in the English, Drama and Music block where, Malcolm Wyatt, our Theatre Technician, did a sterling job with the displays and memorabilia from over the last 50 plus years. There was an assortment of school photographs, programmes and other materials to look through and reminisce.

We were privileged to have former pupils from several year groups attend – the oldest being the Class of 1954 and the youngest Class of 2002. Former teaching staff, including Mr Graham Nurser and Mr David Prescott, both former Directors of Drama also attended.

Many took a wander around the school site and rekindled old memories, others were bolder and decided, to stay behind and recreate some of the drama productions they had been involved in.

The group adjourned to the theatre where to the delight of everyone, some attendees took to the stage and for some impromptu performances. There was lots of laughter and chatter!

No one wanted the day to end and they had to threaten to evict the attendees from the Theatre as the caretaker was closing the school…. they were enjoying themselves far too much!

Mrs O’Sullivan said, “After months of organising this event, I was delighted that everyone shared the same spirit of friendship and felt the same excitement at seeing Bablake again.”

We have had some amazing comments about the day, but this sums it up…

  “To everyone who made the Drama Reunion an extraordinary and varied day out, thank you lots and lots. The standards were always high but with such facilities, no wonder the performing arts have emerged as a jewel in the crown. It was good to explore, to reminisce, to be wined and dined, and to thrill with pride that our school is not only a centre of excellence but humanely and holistically so.”  – Jim Gascoigne, former pupil

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