Clarendon celebrates sisterhood for 120th

In honour of the 120th year since the school’s founding, Clarendon High School for Girls celebrates with an on-stage production of the beloved classic, Sister Act!, set to take place from April 13-15 at the Guild Theatre.

This is the school’s first major production since 2005 and features performances from professional local musicians, custom-made costumes, original set designs, choreography, and cast members from Selborne College.

Head of drama, Ashleigh Daines said that adapting Sister Act! for the theatre was a perfect fit for the school given the number of female leads and characters.

Sister Act! has never been staged in East London, and the message of sisterhood and selflessness in the play captures the essence of sisterhood at Clarendon.

Daines said, “The last few years have been difficult for everyone and it is a beautiful moment to be able to contribute towards reinforcing this theme within the lives of our students, and within the community.

“For most of our cast, this is their first time performing in a large-scale production, but you would not assume this, as they have developed so much and become more confident in themselves,” said Daines.

Clarendon High principal Julie Patrick said, “Ours is a school of excellence, impact and opportunity.  Sister Act! speaks to these three words.

“It provides a wonderful opportunity for the participants to be a part of a large production, showcasing the excellence of our music and drama departments and will no doubt impact those who watch it and are involved in it.

“We hope our Thursday morning show, which is a community show, will also have an impact.  We are looking forward to the support of the East London community at large, in celebrating our 120th birthday in song and dance.”

Sister Act! will be running from April 13-15 at the Guild Theatre from 18:30. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 13:00 . Early bird tickets are available for R120 until midnight, April 12.

Thereafter they will be sold at R150.

You can purchase tickets on Computicket online or at certain Checkers or Shoprite retailers.

The show is about two hours long with a 15 minute interval.

CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA: Pupils from Clarendon Girls High School seen here during rehearsals for the play. Pictures: SUPPLIED


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