WEST End actors visited an Andover school to run a GCSE drama workshops for young thespians. 

West End actors Mike Southern and Steve Palframan visited Rookwood School to run the session, bringing a wealth of experience from their time in the acclaimed musical Blood Brothers.

Year 11 drama GCSE students were thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with these seasoned professionals as they explored the intricacies of Willy Russell's masterpiece.

Under the guidance of the actors, students delved deep into key scenes and characters from the production, gaining invaluable insights and techniques to enhance their understanding and performance skills.

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One of the participating students, Imogen, said: "I really enjoyed this interactive workshop. It has given me renewed confidence in terms of the written GCSE drama examination. I am grateful to the school for providing such opportunities."

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Head of drama at Rookwood School, Heather Blackmore, said: "Engaging with professionals from the West End not only brings the curriculum to life but also instils a deeper understanding and appreciation for the craft of theatre.

"These interactions offer our students a unique insight into the industry and inspire them to strive for excellence in their own artistic endeavours."

The workshop was run by Stage-ed, a company founded by Mike Southern and Steve Palframan that delivers drama workshops run by cast members and West End professionals to schools across the UK and Europe.

More information can be found online at stage-ed.com.