Performing Arts round-up: Spring 2024

There are even more dramatic shows, incredible tales, and dance displays right around the corner. Make sure you don't miss out on any of these upcoming Hills Road shows.

Incredible performances and shows are right around the corner!

It's been another busy term for the Performing Arts department, with lots of acting, dancing and music! However, there's even more to look forward to as both Dance and Drama students begin to plan for more shows and performances! We can't wait to see what they get up to. 

Dance students prepare for their showcase!

There is certainly a lot in the pipeline for Y13 Dance students, who are currently in the process of choreographing their groups in preparation for Hills Road’s next exciting Dance Showcase in March! Afterward, they will be working on their practical exams – so it’s full steam ahead! We wish you the best of luck with your upcoming work!

'Everyman’ adapted by Carol Ann Duffy

A cast of Y12 students will take on the fifteenth-century classic ‘Everyman’, which has been adapted by Carol Ann Duffy. This tale questions whether it’s only at the end of our lives that we can truly understand reality. The production will explore materialism in the modern age and offers a poignant reminder of mortality.

Our stellar student cast will track the Everyman’s journey, from sin to salvation, while in the face of death itself. This production is certainly not one to miss!

‘Young Marx’ by Richard Bean

Young Marx is a gorgeously funny, intelligent and downright saucy play about political thinker Karl Marx. Hills Road’s fantastically funny and musically boisterous Y13 actors will be providing their rendition of this 2017 production on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 April in the Robinson Theatre.

The show begins in the dingy streets of Soho in 1850, where Karl Marx is being chased by the police, his creditors, librarians and his extremely furious wife! He is a poverty-stricken shirker, shamelessly sponging off his best friend Fred Engels while he attempts to wrestle with European capitalism, look after his kids and drink a pint in every pub on Tottenham Court Road. He’s a radical dreamer with a devious side, a trickster, a genius, and a dad who can do a passable impression of a horse.

Will he get Das Kapital finished? Will his wife leave him? Will he ever get those disgusting boils seen to? Come to the Robinson Theatre to find out!