Spellbinding Music & Drama At SMMA

Posted on: 2nd May 2024

The last term has seen some astonishing performances from our talented and hard-working students. From the heart-stopping production of FRANKENSTEIN, to a beautiful A Level Music Recital; from the exciting collaboration with world class Almeida Theatre, to our joyful Charity Talent Show, SMMA students have been dazzling on stage as well as off. The quality of performance has been superb, and so has the quality of the productions overall – with inventive ideas, imaginative set designs, and seamless organisation.


Trips to theatre and concerts

Our students have been inspired by productions elsewhere too, with music and drama trips to the Almeida, the MiSST Concert at Highbury Grove where 5 SMMA students performed (see lots of pictures in the gallery below), LSO St Luke's and the Lyric Hammersmith. 

A Level Musicians At St Luke's Concert

Our A Level music students visited the stunning LSO St Luke's in Old Street, to watch a live recording of the BBC Radio 4 Podcast 'You're Dead to Me'. The theme of the podcast was 'The Life and Music of Mozart‘ and our students were very pleased to see the BBC Concert Orchestra playing live. 

Almeida unlocked

Year 7 & Year 8 Students Perform At Almeida Theatre.

A group of our Year 7 and Year 8 students were excited to rehearse and perform on the world famous Almeida stage last term. Inspired by the themes within King Lear, our students devised and rehearsed a stunning piece called ‘Siblinghood’ before performing it to an audience of other schools and Almeida professionals.

Year 7 student Kamron enthused, ‘It was a great experience. I loved devising with my friends.‘ Year 8's Godwin says ‘It was a great opportunity to work on a professional stage and watch other schools perform.’ Drama teacher Mr Oshikanlu adds ‘Their maturity, creativity and support for each other was a joy to behold. They did themselves proud and were truly ambassadors for our Academy.‘

SMMA Charity Talent Show

Our student talent show was a joyful success last month, with all year groups taking part and a mix of brilliant acts. Performances included poetry, comedy, dancing and playing in a band. The events was fantastic fun and raised a tremendous £300 for Cancer Research. It is undeniable: SMMA absolutely does have talent!

You can see lots of pictures from all these productions and trips in the gallery below. 

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