Hazlegrove Year 8 children wowed audiences with their final production ‘The Britz!’ – a celebration of 400 years of British theatre from Shakespeare to the current day. Different from the traditional musical productions which we have enjoyed in the past, ‘The Britz!’ gave many children an opportunity to share in the limelight without being limited by the number of roles available. The individual performances given by the children, whether spoken or sung, were quite stunning and the delight with which they executed the expertly choreographed songs was plain to see. To achieve such a high level of performance within two weeks of sitting their Common Entrance exams was amazing. At Hazlegrove we are determined the stage should hold no fears and this group of 13 year olds certainly took to the stage with great confidence. The show was a compilation of monologues, sketches and songs which were put together by Head of Drama, Kimberley Arnold. The sketches included scenes from various Shakespeare plays and from Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Shaw’s Pygmalion (My Fair Lady) and Russell’s Educating Rita. Music included traditional music hall numbers such as Underneath the Arches and songs from the film Mary Poppins and the musical Matilda.