Congratulations to all our pupils that performed so brilliantly in our end of year presentation on Saturday. A massive thankyou to all out parent helpers, Team Gapa and our wonderful faculty. It was also really great to have Gielgudian James Furnell and West End legend John Partridge hand out prizes to this years medal winners.
What a treat for Gapa prefect Nellie to see Gielgudian Matt (Hill) Trevorrow performing in Disneys new musical Newsies last night. So lovely to see our former pupils working in the profession. Well done Matt!
We had a wonderful evening at the Royal Opera House last night seeing the Royal Ballet’s production of the Sleeping Beauty. Thanks to Mr Simpkins who awarded the RAD seniors this treat as part of the John O’Brien award.
Congratulations to all our exam candidates who smashed it in our recent ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap exams.
In our Ballet exams we were awarded 10 Distinctions and 10 Merits.
In our Modern exams we were awarded 13 Distinctions and 10 Merits.
In our Tap exams we were awarded 13 Distinctions, 12 Merits, and 1 Pass. No fails!
Special mention to Ella who achieved our highest ever mark for Intermediate Ballet – 90/100.
Gielgudian Matt (Hill) Trevorrow enjoys a night with his cast of Newsies who picked up an Olivier award last night for Best Musical Choreography 2023.
Look out for Gielgudians Isaac Edwards and Matt (Hill) Trevorrow who are appearing tonight on the BBC’s Big Night of Musicals – Isaac in the cast of We Will Rock You and Matt in the cast of Newsies.
Huge congratulations to Gielgudian Issy whose choreography group piece was selected by the School of Ballet Theatre to represent them at ‘Move It’ in London this weekend. Such a well deserved honour to see Issy’s choreographic skills on display that were first honed at our very own Gapa Creates competitions.
Mrs Gielgud was thrilled to visit the School of Ballet Theatre UK last night to see Gielgudian’s Isabel, Issy and Eve in their First year degree Student show. Very proud to see that Issy and Isobel performing in pieces that they had choreographed themselves.
Congratulations to GAPA prefect Billy Byers who made his West End debut recently at the Donmar Warehouse in Watch on the Rhine. Billy played the role of alongside a stellar cast including acting heavyweight Patricia Hodge. Well done Billy – we’re all so proud of you.
Mrs G with Billy after last Donmar performance.
Congratulations to our pupils and faculty for the fabulous recent set of ISTD ballet and modern exam results. We had no fails, no straightforward pass marks, 27 merits (mostly high), and 26 distinctions across both sessions. Fantastic!