Churston LAMDA students attended the 79th Torbay and Southwest Festival at the Palace Theatre in Paignton and were all placed very highly.
Jemima Horne placed first in her category of solo drama with Daisy Pulls It Off. Rufus placed first in his category for Shakespeare solo with his Hamlet monologue Jemima Horne and Tilly Croose placed first for their Shakespeare Duologue from Midsummer Toby Brooks And Merlo Lavender-Moser placed first for their Woman in Black Duologue and received the highest marks of the festival (90). Thea Harris Murphy and Amy McGuire also placed first with their musical theatre duo from Hamilton also achieving 90. And Marshall Roper-Lowe, Noah Blake and Daisy Little placed first with their group drama piece from Harry Potter with a score of 88.
Daisy Little, Thomas Fitzpatrick and Reuben Maloney (year 7) had their first festival experience Competition was high for the 12-13 years duologues and Thea Harris-Murphy and Tia Davies placed third with their scene from Little Women. Thea Harris-Murphy placed First in the solo musical theatre category with her song from Waitress, again achieving the highest marks of the day (90) Kayla Tummon Placed second with her song On My Own from Les Miserables. Amy McGuire and Georgina Archer both received distinctions for their songs.