Milford Haven School’s Drama Club have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to bring you a brilliant performance of the award winning musical ‘Our House’. Since their show-stopping performance of Grease in 2019, they have been waiting to get back on stage to entertain our whole school community. They have taken over today’s blog where you will meet the very talented cast, hear from the director and find out how you can purchase tickets to next weeks unmissable performances.
I have been fortunate to work with the young people to bring ‘Our House’ to life. We have some very talented young people across all subject areas in MHS and once again we are ready to show what we can do. I am so proud of each and every one of them who have given up their own time to put the show together.
Mr Sayers – Director
Our House is a musical with music and lyrics by Madness and one song “It Must Be Love” written by Labi Siffre and a book by playwright Tim Firth. Premiering at The Cambridge Theatre in 2002, Our House was the winner of the 2003 Olivier award for Best New Musical and has since gone on to tour both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility, and dealing with losing the people that shape us and next week the Drama Club at MHS bring you their production and interpretation of this award-winning musical.
School Year: 11
School subjects studying: Drama, History, Music, Engineering, Geography
Role in the show: Dad
Ben is a very active member of the school as he is senior prefect within the school and is also the head of the environmental committee. Ben enjoys being part of the school productions and has performed in multiple shows, including Alice in Wonderland, Blood Brothers and most recently Grease. Ben believes that being part of the school production gives him another opportunity to perform and is an active member of drama groups outside of school, most noticeably St Katharines Startford Players.
Outside of school. Ben also enjoys rugby and playing the guitar. After finishing his GCSE’s this year, Ben hopes to go onto study A-Levels with the hope of becoming a film maker or director in the future.
School Year: 9
Subjects studying: Art, Drama, Sociology, Triple Science.
Role in the show: Lewis
Grayson has been involved with one previous school production, Grease, where he played a T-Bird. This time, Grayson has undertaken a principle role and enjoys the adrenaline of the stage and the environment of the rehearsals. Grayson is a member of the dungeons and dragons club within school and is also form captain. Outside of school, Grayson is a member of the cadets and enjoys drawing and writing. Looking further ahead, Grayson would either like to become a tattoo artist or an art/drama teacher.
School Year: 11
Subjects studying: Triple science, History, Spanish, ICT, additional maths
Bethan is no stranger to the limelight. Not only is she head prefect for Milford HAven School, but she has appeared in many previous school productions, including Alice in Wonderland, Blood Brothers and Grease. Bethan enjoys working hard on a show throughout the year and then presenting it as something we’re proud of.
Outside of school hours, Bethan enjoys reading, sailing, netball and hockey. Bethan has big aspirations and wants to work within the STEM industry.
School Year: 9
Subjects studying: Drama, History, Sociology, Media
Megan is no stranger to treading the boards and has appeared in many productions inside and outside of school. These shows include, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Matilda and Beauty and the Beast. Megan enjoys performing in the school show because it gives her time to reconnect with friends and have fun during rehearsals. Megan also says that she enjoys the reaction from the audience and likes seeing them enjoy themselves.
After school, Megan would like to attend college and then progress onto drama school to pursue acting as a career.
Joe Casey – Nikko Solomon
Sarah – Bethan Owens
Joe’s Dad – Ben Hall
Kath (Joes Mum) – Alicia Thomas
Lewis – Dylan Hudd
Emmo – Grasyon MacArthur
Billie – Maggie-May Sturley
Angie – Megan Lloyd
Reecey – Maddie Llewellyn
Mr Pressman – Ethan Clancy
Callum – Carly Hicks
Director: Geraint Sayers
Musical Director: Sharlyn Jenkins
Technical Manager/Rehearsal Pianist: Ben Bryce
Musical Director: Sharalyn Jenkins
Base: Sean McCarthy
Brass: Joe Freeman, Teifion Owen
Keyboard 1: Mark Jones
Keyboard 2: Miranda Morgan
Saxophone: Gareth Sanders Swales
Drums: Dylan Sanders Swales
Guitar 1: Luke Muray
Guitar 2: Mr Murray
I have really enjoyed working on this production and look forward to bringing it to life with the students of MHS.
Mr Bryce – Rehearsal pianist/Technical manager
Performances of ‘Our House’ will run from Wednesday 16th – Friday 28th March@7.30pm.
£14 family (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets are available to purchase on the door or directly from the school. If you wish to purchase tickets ahead of the performance, please see Mr Sayers in the Galley or email email@example.com.
I am looking forward to putting on my Baggy Trousers and Driving in My Car to the House of Fun to watch the Milford Haven School performance of Our House. Once you take One Step Beyond the front door you will see that it Must Be Love of performing that motivates the cast and crew. It would be Madness to miss it!
Ms Morris – Headteacher