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    Tour Dates

    2011 NORTHERN OPEN FINAL "B"
    ANDREW MARVELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Hull: the Humberside Police Award for Performance Skill, and the Cumbria Healthy Schools Award for Make-Up Design

    ARBROATH ACADEMY, Arbroath, Angus

    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Ballymena, Northern Ireland: the Janome Award for Costume Design, the Grampian Police Award for Set Design, the Cumbria County Council Award for Lighting Design, and overall FIRST Place

    COCKBURN- A SPECIALIST SCHOOL IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, Leeds, West Yorkshire: the Angus Council Award for Staging, the Lincolnshire County Council Award for Drama Skills, the Police Service for Northern Ireland Award for Entertainment, and overall THIRD Place


    COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL, Cockermouth, Cumbria: the Andrew Marr International Award for Choreography the Humberside Police Award for Performance Skill, the Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust Performers' Choice Award, and overall SECOND Place

    GRIMSBY INSTITUTE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire: the Humberside Police Lifestyle Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness, and the Derbyshire County Council Award for Hair Design

    MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire:the North East Lincolnshire County Council Award for Stage Crew, and the Humberside Police Authority Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge

    PRIORY RUSKIN ACADEMY, Grantham, Lincolnshire

    SOUTH HOLDERNESS TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire: the Tayside Police Award for Concept Interpretation, the Australian Ireland Fund Award for Concept Originality, and overall FOURTH Place

    SPRINGWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: : the East Lindsey District Council Award for Video Performance

    ST BEDE'S CATHOLIC SCIENCE COLLEGE, Boston, Lincolnshire

    ST THOMAS BECKET CATHOLIC COLLEGE, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    THEMES

    ANDREW MARVELL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, Hull
    "Chaotic harmony"

      In the beginning, the three most powerful Gods worked harmoniously to create a utopia - until the humans lost their faith - the Gods turned on the humans and then each other - and chaos ensued. Our performance strives to show that only with co-operation and understanding can balance be restored.

    ARBROATH ACADEMY, Arbroath, Angus
    "The Final Breath"

      Our Rock Challenge entry will take you through Jane's body showing you how the cancer she suffers from dominates not only her lungs, but her whole life. After attacking her lungs it multiplies all through her body - it seems as though cancer is victorious, but has it won? Cancer affects everyone but how will it affect Jane?

    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Ballymena, County Antrim
    "All the world's a stage"

      All the world's a stage,
      And all the men and women merely players:
      They have their exits and their entrances
      And one man in his time plays many parts,
      His acts being seven ages.
      Our Dance Drama explores Shakespeare's concept of life's stages. Watch as the mysterious character 'Puk' takes 'Judith' and 'Hamnet' on a journey through life's seven stages.

    COCKBURN - A SPECIALIST SCHOOL IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, Leeds, West Yorkshire
    "Pure Imagination"

      The world stops in its tracks when the reclusive and eccentric Willy Wonka announces that five lucky golden ticket winners will be shown the secrets of his amazing, magical chocolate factory. Nobody wants the prize more than poor young Charlie Bucket but the odds are stacked against him. Can Charlie's dreams really come true?

    COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL, Cockermouth, Cumbria
    "Hansel and Gretel"

      Child poverty, hunger, mental and physical abuse, domestic violence, abandonment and kidnap... not themes you would often associate with a fairy tale! Come with us as we follow Hansel and Gretel on a perilous journey, where they encounter friendly fairies, dancing sweets and evil gingerbread men. Watch as they bravely overcome their fears and reunite with their repentant father.

    GRIMSBY INSTITUTE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
    "The Lands of Ozy"

      Shelley wrote "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings
      Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away
      The Earth that gave us life now suffers at our hands. How will we learn from the mistakes of Ozymondias and learn to live in harmony with our planet?

    MACKIE ACADEMY, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
    "Wheel of Fortune"

      It's a cruel injustice; where you're born dictates your life. Join us in 1994, when many of our cast were born, on a game show to discover where four children will find themselves. Languishing in luxury? Starving in Mumbai? Abandoned in a Chinese orphanage? Or even trapped in the midst of genocide? It's time to play the Wheel of Fortune!

    PRIORY RUSKIN ACADEMY, Grantham, Lincolnshire
    "Help is at hand"

      The inspiration for our performance came from issues within the news. Our performance looks at war, physical abuse and child abuse and the affects it can have both emotionally and physically on everyone involved. We use the bars to represent being trapped and looking for help. The end of the performance shows that there are people who can help.

    SOUTH HOLDERNESS TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire
    "To make something special you need the quality ingredients"

      You need quality ingredients to make a special cake. Our dance starts with the Gingerbread dance as they burst out of the oven. Disney characters chase them back into the oven and magical preparation begin to make a special cake for Snow White's big day. Magically mixing sugar, margarine, flour and Gingerbread to make the wedding cake.

    SPRINGWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    "Building Springwell for the Future (BSF)"

      The door to the future has been opened allowing us explore, discover and create within a new environment but who knows what the future might hold! All we do know is that over time we have evolved into a strong community breaking away from conformed opinions and embracing the opportunities that come our way.

    ST BEDE'S CATHOLIC SCIENCE COLLEGE, Boston, Lincolnshire
    "A Voice behind Bars."

      Over the years, prisoners have fought for better conditions. 23-hour lock up, poor sanitation and overcrowding has forced prisoners to riot to highlight the need for reform. This fight goes on today as prisoners request the right to vote. Many say they lost their rights when they committed a crime. Does loss of liberty, mean loss of identity?

    ST THOMAS BECKET CATHOLIC COLLEGE, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    "Game Over"

      The power of the computer is in everyone's hands. Acknowledged as the new renaissance, we are brought into a new history known as the virtual frontier. Developments in technology have brought the realms of what is virtual and what is reality closer than ever. Taken by the grip of the virtual world, how will you play the game?