Green Monkey Productions proudly presented Time Flies, at the Alhambra Studio on 22nd June 2010. This was the final showcase for our second year National Diploma in Performing Arts students before they fly the nest, many to continue their studies at drama schools and universities throughout the UK.
Our students compiled a lively show packed with acting, singing and dancing which demonstrated just how far they had travelled during their brief two years with us. The passage of time was reflected in many of the devised pieces including the opening sequence of movent and physical theatre pieces recalling the Beginning of Time, Continuing Time, Tick Tock and the End of Time. Thier impending future as performers was the second theme, inspring pieces on every aspring actors' dread - the nerves, rivalries, rejections and hope of The Auditions ;how fame can change a person in Two Years From Now and a comment on talent and judges in the X-Factor.
Some soaring voices and flying leaps made a huge impression. Splendid singing included performances of three numbers from the musical Wicked: Elizabeth Hall sang Wizard and I and later dueted with Danielle Rice on For Good, and Beth Oswald sang I’m Not That Girl. Nikita Evans performed On My Own from Les Miserables and Danielle Rice and Lauren Ansell sang There You’ll Be from the soundtrack of Pearl Harbor.
There was masses of terrific dancing in a range of styles, climaxing with Cain Connelly and Shanelle Griffin’s show-stopping dance duet, which was probably enough to send Arlene Phillips into a complete frenzy!
You can enjoy images from some of these dances:
Cain and Shanelle's dance duet
Cain and Beth's dance duet
Contemporary dance featuring Andrew, Beth, Cain and Shanelle
Street dance to the music of Usher
Lady Gaga dance mix
Although the show comprised predominantly new material, there was a welcome reprise of two John Godber favourites that they had tackled as first year students and the assured performances of these excerpts showed how they had matured as performers. Bouncers displayed the excellent comic timing of Cain Connelly, Andrew Harney, Richard Orange and Zuhayr Chaudry as the boys (and girls!) on a night out. Not to be outdone, Danielle Rice and Lauren Ansell, convinced as customers,Daz and Trev, with their unwelcome attentions to Elizabeth Hall's worldly cocktail waitress in Shakers.
Bouncers and Shakers
You can also see images from monologues, musical numbers, various devised pieces and much more:
While the students felt their time at College had flown, so did the staff who had enjoyed working with these gifted students, and we look forward to watching their careers develop with pride.