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    Tour Dates

    2010 DERBY ROCK CHALLENGE
    Assembly Rooms - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

    FRIESLAND SCHOOL SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL (New school): the Global Rock Challenge Award for Drama Skills, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Hair and Make-up Design, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Choreography, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®, the Visions Unlimited Award for Video Performance, the Tega Award for Lighting Design, and overall FIRST PLACE

    MAGNUS C OF E SCHOOL (New school): the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Performance Skill, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew, the Global Rock Challenge Award for Entertainment, , and overall SECOND PLACE

    THE BOLSOVER SCHOOL: the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Originality, the Global Rock Challenge Award for Concept Interpretation, the Global Rock Challenge Award for Set Design and Staging

    TUPTON HALL SCHOOL: the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Costume Design , the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Soundtrack, the Global Rock Challenge Award for Performers’ Choice

    WEST PARK SCHOOL (non-competitive showcase drama performance): a number of Awards of Excellence

    To be announced later:
    the Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
    the Award for Student Leadership
    the Award for Press Coverage
    the Award for School Community Support
    the Award for Healthy Lifestyle
    the Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement
    the Award for Positive Inclusion

    THEMES

    FRIESLAND SCHOOL SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL, Sandiacre
    "Break the Mould"

      Working 9 to 5. Working under pressure. When will this cycle routine end? The same every day, with everyone doing the same, like robots. What happens to the person who doesn't want to conform to this monotony: do they break free or become part of this clockwork society?

    MAGNUS C of E SCHOOL, Newark, Nottinghamshire
    "Alice in Wonderland"

      This version of Alice in Wonderland has an urban twist. Alice is hanging out with her bored gang, one of whom makes a bad decision: to experiment with drugs. Alice is curious and copies. Her world spins out of control, causing her to collapse and hallucinate about a strange land with intriguing characters. What will happen when she wakes up ?

    THE BOLSOVER SCHOOL, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    "Guernica"

      Pablo Picasso painted Guernica in 1937 as a response to the bombing and destruction of this Spanish town. The painting quickly became a potent symbol of the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts on individuals, particularly innocent civilians. And yet such tragedies have been repeated again and again all over the world, throughout the last century and this.

    TUPTON HALL SCHOOL, Old Tupton, nr. Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    "Casino Dream"

      Our piece has been created to highlight the consequences of gambling. The different sections represent a man being tempted by the cards, then the addiction to the money, and finally losing it all and being left with nothing.

    WEST PARK SCHOOL, Spondon, Derbyshire
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    THE CREW

    The evening show was presented by Dan Macready

      For UKRC: Mark Wickham (Stage Manager), Oliver "Ollie" Ashman and Tom Stevenson (Assistant Stage Managers), Tim Macfarlane (Event Manager), Stuart "Ruddy" Macgregor (Publicity Manager), Samantha "Bam" Connis (Production Assistant) and Zoie Golding (UK Production Manager);
      From TEGA: Tom Mumby (Lx) and Ed Coupland (Fx);
      From Visions Unlimited: Tom Bishop (roving camera) and Robert "Bobby" Morphew (mix);
      From the Derby Assembly Rooms: Steve Greatorex (Assistant Technical Manager);
      Volunteers: Sam Audley (Birmingham), Tanya Greene (Hull), Faye Rhodes (Sheffield), plus John and Wendy Arrowsmith