Arts Award - student Reviews

Bronze & SILVER Awards

Sophie Cridland
Review - 'The Darkest Hour' - cinema.

Silver Arts Award review by Sophie Cridland.

Tatiana Zanre
Review - 'Chicago' at The New Theatre, Oxford

"You leave feeling fabulous and wanting to go back to see it again  ..."


Sebastian Zanre 
Review - 'Chicago' at The New Theatre, Oxford

"Chicago: Glitzy, Glamorous and Stunning ..

Sophie Cridland
Review - 'Cinderella' at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 

They included circus, music, drama, dance, visual art, lighting and costume. By putting all of these together, they ended up with a really memorable show.

Review - 'Top Hat' at The New Theatre, Oxford

I found it very inspiring because it goes to show if you put a lot of time and effort in, you can produce some amazing things.

Tanika Brandaro
Review -  "Horrible Christmas" at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham.

The show was stunning - they included great features for a children's comedy

Isobel Rathband
Review of the film - 'The Imitation Game'

On Sunday 16th November I went to see the imitation games at the cinema. It was a captivating story based on true events of a group of coders in WW2 who broke the enigma code, which was a type of code used by the Germans to send secret messages......

Emily Chapman
Review - "Hyper Japan" in Earls Court, London

I had quite a clear idea of what Hyper Japan was going to be like as I had researched it a lot and watched clips from it on YouTube. However, it exceeded my expectations....

Ben Cosgrove
Review - Giffords Circus  "The Thunders"

NEVER WORK WITH CHILDREN OR ANIMALS -unless, of course, you have a turkey that can foretell the future!!!

Connie Cooper
Review of the film 'Tracks' at The Theatre in Chipping Norton.

This film was so superb that it only had one little thing that could have been done better, which was ...

Lucy Southgate
Review -  'We Will Rock You' at the Dominion, London

On 15th of April 2014 I saw the evening performance of 'We Will Rock You' at the Dominion Theatre, London. The acting in the show was amazing ....

Huw Dickinson
Review -  'War Horse' at Chipping Norton Theatre

On the second of March 2014 I went to see a live screening of War Horse in my local theatre in Chipping Norton. You may think that watching it on screen is nowhere near as good as seeing it for real .....

Freya Powell 
Review - 'CATS' at The New Theatre Oxford

On the evening of Tuesday the 17th December, I went with my family, to the New Theatre, Oxford to see the musical Cats. It was the opening night of the performance in Oxford and we had seats in the circle. All the seats soon filled up and it was time for the show to begin.....

Jamie Andrews
Reviews - The Wizard of Oz at Oxford Playhouse

For part B I had to review a performance of my choice. After a long search on theatre websites my family and I came across the Oxford Playhouse website. We found out that the Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre (OYMT), a group of very keen performers in Year 10 and above, were going to put on a production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th May 2013. This seemed like a perfect show to review for this task.......

Edward Conroy
Reviews - Born Free Tour 

On the 17th June 2013 at St John Evangelist Church, Oxford I went to see Brian May and Kerry Ellis in the Born Free Tour. When we arrived at the church I was very excited because this was the first and probably the only time I would see Brian May. I didn’t know what to expect but by the end of the evening, I was very happy. I was very excited to be in an audience watching the two artists as they are very good in what they do.

Lauren Whiteside
Review - Jesus Christ Superstar

For this part of my Arts Award I decided to go and watch my schools production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This was directed and produced by Mrs Todd-Jones. It was performed over three nights and I went to the last night.The cast included pupils from all years as well as staff that work in the school. To read Lauren's full review, take a look at her Prezi presentation - 

Thomas Conroy
Review - The Sound of Music 

For my Part B, I decided to watch The Oxford Operatic Society's: The Sound of Music. I have watched the film many times and have seen it in the West End performed by Connie Fisher who won the televised competition, so I was very excited to be watching an amateur production of one of my favourite musicals. To read Thomas's full review, take a look at his Prezi presentation - 

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