Drama Academy students’ performance is a Class Act

Members of the Class Act Drama Academy who took part in a recent performance
Members of the Class Act Drama Academy who took part in a recent performance

Students from the Lurgan Class Act Drama Academy performed sections of this term’s curriculum for family and friends at Lurgan Town Hall.

Audiences were kept enthralled and entertained when Class Act Drama Academy students demonstrated their stage skills with a brilliant parents’ day show.

The atmosphere was electric as students excitedly showcased newly developed and honed dramatic skills. The 4-8 year-old age group from the Academy’s Lower Primary classes took to the stage first with an extensive, high impact curriculum developing every student’s confidence and creative skills in a fun way.

The thriving Youth Theatre, which works with the secondary school age-group, acted out a wide range of texts and improvisations throughout their show. The mini scripted plays set up awkward relationships which called for a great deal of complex timing and emotional work from all the cast.

The improvisations were full of comedy and drama and were inspired by pictures and a range of weird and wonderful online products requiring complex theatrical ideas and character acting to present a strong advert and improvisational play to the audience. The youth theatre students performed to an superb standard.

At the end of the show students received medal, trophies and certificates. Lisa Semple, the Principal of the Academy, said, “The students in the Lurgan class are marvelous to work with and it is an absolute pleasure to be able to offer each and every one of these amazing young people the chance to shine through our curriculum.

The support we receive from our parents and the local community is vital to the development of our programme and the children who take part in our classes. We are now starting to look forward to the summer productions, where every student gets an important role to play and is a culmination of the extensive work completed throughout the year.”

The unique self-development Class Act Drama Academy programme works with and for hundreds of students Northern Ireland and is a truly community-based drama school. To find out more contact the office 028 91464337. E-mail: info@classactdramaacademy.com or www.classactdramaacademy.com