Students earn praise for chaperone show

The Pocklington student-led Musical Theatre Society presents The Drowsy Chaperone.
The Pocklington student-led Musical Theatre Society presents The Drowsy Chaperone.

Pocklington School’s Musical Theatre Society presented a student-led production of The Drowsy Chaperone, transforming the Music School into a New York apartment bursting into life with the strains of 1920s show tunes.

The “musical within a comedy” was performed by a talented cast of Pocklington students, directed by Sixth Formers Emma Burke and Sarah Jackson. A team of other students worked tirelessly behind the scenes with the set, lighting, sound, paint, props and management.

Martin Kettlewell, Pocklington School’s director of music, said: “The directors brought out the laugh-out-loud comedy of this parody of an old-fashioned 1920s musical, and the talent of every single cast and support member was evident. It really was a treat to watch, as reflected by the huge amount of positive feedback. Thank you to all involved.”