Our Performing Stars
As part of the year-long partnership with ENO, our Ark Academy students were given the opportunity to audition for roles in the Benjamin Britten opera Noye’s Fludde, which is due to run from the 1st- 13th July at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Noye’s Fludde tells the story of the 40 days and nights experienced on Noah’s Ark. Year 7 student Adithi Sujith, and year 8 student Hana Abdelatti both sailed through several rounds of auditions, and were then given the fantastic news that they were to be given roles in their production. They have since been subjected to a vigorous rehearsal schedule both at the ENO’s West Hampstead studios, and on stage in Stratford, most recently intensifying to long daily sessions, amongst other school children, as well as professional opera singers and musicians. We are so proud of them both for being selected, and wish them luck as they embark on the first performances next week. We look forward to seeing them perform in Stratford, and thank the ENO for allowing them to be selected for this invaluable experience.