A Fabulous Evening with Razzamataz!

“Razz were Jazz” on Friday night!

The Ship Inn Arts were delighted to host 30 drama and singing students, from Newbury Razzamataz, aged from 5 up to 15, who performed a wonderful showcase of their amazing talents on Friday 24 November 2023 at The Ship Inn, Ashford Hill.

The songs ranged from popular pop songs, sung as confident solos, and small groups of students, with actions to the songs, to a wonderful version of “My Way” sung beautifully by Dan.

Well done to the all the students that were involved who were: Anita, Alanna, Edie, Iris, Asha, Luci, Chloe, George M, Sarah C, Alfie, Emily, Henry, Lauren, Matilda, Edith, Jessica, Lilly, Ruby, Alice, Charlotte, Alfie, Dan, Islaa, Callum, Chris, Freddie, Grace, Jenna and Sophie, as well as huge thanks to the teachers Emma and Shauna and particularly to Debbi Ledwith, Principal who organised the programme for the fabulous evening. 

In addition to singing, they included small episodes of drama too.  One by Grace in the first half was very good, and then in the second half and in costume by Freddie, from a piece about the First World War learnt by heart and being part of the LAMDA examination, was a stunning piece of drama.  It brought tears to the eyes!

The Ship Inn Arts gave a donation towards their next competition costumes and shoes, which was very gratefully received.

Thanks also goes to Georgie & John who opened the bar and Alison and Jane Pickering, Trustees of The Ship Inn Arts, who hosted the evening and most importantly, our very attentive and enthusiastic audience! We hope that Newbury Razzamataz will come again soon!

Please don’t miss out on wonderful happy evenings such as this! If you are local and interested in The Ship at Ashford Hill and events and activities organised there for 2024, please go to www.shipinnarts.org