Speech and Drama pupils thrill audience at Comedy Night
February 21, 2020

Some of Rydal Penrhos’ most talented Performing Artists took the stage for a special event recently.

A host of pupils, together with some staff, entertained a large crowd at the Memorial Hall during a Speech and Drama Comedy Night, which took place on Wednesday, February 12.

Safa Maqsood and Violet Roberts kicked off proceedings with Mrs Bloomfield, before Sixth Former Harry Hackman hosted a talk show with ‘Kim Kardashian’ Nishita Koushik.

Year 7 trio Keira Luke, Sophie Edwards and Gracie Tavernor’s ‘Grannies Go Wild’ was another notable highlight, with Lili Northcott, Jasmin Lewis and Sophie Madden performing two ‘Lulu and Harry’ sketches from the Harry Enfield programme.

A tremendous Victorian sketch entitled ‘Mama Gives Chase’ saw Isabel Stubbings, Sophie Hall and India Livingstone showcase their incredible talent on stage, and the duo of Molly Alefounder and Olivia Williams contributing significantly with a superb ‘Trouble at the Undertaker’s’.

The chemistry on stage with Lily Davies, Ada Vonbank, Ruby Merrick and Eve Durrans was one of the standout features of the evening, and the first half concluded with efforts from Isabella Peever, Will Rutherford, public speaker Manson Lo and a police invasion from Llion Morris, Will Tavernor and Dylan Lloyd-Bloom.

After the interval saw Pippa Roberts, Maggie McDuff, Safa and Violet perform sketches, with Harry and Nishita also taking the stage again for a ‘Tim Nice but Dim’ sketch from Harry Enfield.

Year 7 performers stole the show with their ‘Rydal Penrhos Sports Day’ effort, and Abdul Khurram performed ‘Kidnapped at Christmas’ by late stand-in India.

Emily Jones a Noah Lewis’ ‘Trouble at the Restaurant’ was an incredible piece of storytelling, and Sophie Madden, Emma Hackman, Lili and Jasmin wowed the audience with their ‘Tottingham’ sketch from Catherine Tate.

The evening’s penultimate performance came from the hilarious trio Harrison McKinnel, Ben Alefounder and Philo Rosek, with Ella Northcott, Isabella and Tedi Holden closing out a hugely successful event with ‘The Pearly Gates’.