The end of term Kingsley Cabaret took on the 70s Glam Rock era as its theme this year. It was an amazing night of superb music and entertainment including tributes to Abba, Marc Bolan, Sweet and David Bowie to name but a few. Loud and flamboyant numbers were mixed with gentler contributions including a poignant performance of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" from Amy Wisenfeld who is off on a gap year working for a charity in Africa.
Staff, students and governors entered into the rocking spirit with some wonderful costumes and vocal and instrumental performances. There was something for everyone; Mrs Keirle and Mr White from the maths department surprised their students with "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". Sixth Former Tom Vinall, assisted by receptionist Rachel Crawford performed a comedy magic routine. New recruit to the folk group Mr Holleran, complete with curly blonde wig, played the bones and Mr Isherwood sang "Blockbuster" trying not to be drowned out by the siren. Ged Putt from the support staff brought a level of quality to the electric guitar playing of the "Ryan and the Spiders" group, which included Head Andy Waters and Governor Alan Mead. A large group of staff, including the three Senior Deputies, did their own special version of "Brick In The Wall". The Abba tribute band were actually better than the real thing, complete with costumes and dance routine! The list could go on......!
It was a very special evening with thanks to all those who contributed. Special thanks to the Kingsley Tech Crew; Sam Walder was joined by ex-students David Braund-Phillips and Jess Heard to organise moving the sound and lighting gear from the theatre into the marquee. They rigged and ran it with a professional expertise which belied their years. Emily Hyam returned from University to organise the creation of the stage backdrop and appear as a guest performer.
The photo gallery below can only give a flavour of the evening's entertainment. A special mention should go to the Cabaret Band who accompanied most of the acts with exceptionally versatile musicianship, but were often hidden from the camera.