Performing Arts students shine on stage in National Theatre play

Performing Arts students shine on stage in National Theatre play

When our students performed a brand-new National Theatre play called ‘Age Is Revolting in front of a live audience, they were keen to put on a first class show. This time there was the added pressure of being judged by representatives from the National Theatre as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival.

Our cast of eighteen Performing Arts students in Years 7 to 11 put their nerves aside and demonstrated how talented they are with a polished performance that captivated the audience.

The play was written by awarding-winning playwright Abi Zakarian about a group of school kids who rebel against their boring music lesson, then hit the wrong note to be magically transformed into their 80-year-old selves.

This impressive performance ensured that Spalding Academy will perform in the next stage of the Connections Festival will take place on Saturday 13th April 2024 at the Nottingham Playhouse.

This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform in a professional theatre and this is something we know they are all relishing. Their hard work rehearsing has certainly paid off and we are incredibly proud of every member from the students on stage to the creative team working backstage.

If you would like to support our students and purchase tickets, please go to the Nottingham Playhouse website at


  • Harvey Barnes
  • Amy Beeston
  • Alfie Biggs
  • Karolis Bledis
  • Darcie Dickinson
  • James Dodds
  • Jessica Hope
  • Savannah Hughes
  • Jamelia Ilett
  • Amelia Legood
  • Marika Marciniak
  • Jasmine Pahal Jackson
  • Olivia Pike
  • Oliver Roy
  • Alina Rutkovska
  • Sophie Sroczynska
  • Imogen Styles
  • Alfie Tizzano


  • Hollie Philpott (Stage Manager)
  • Izzy Bilner (Make-up & Hair Design)
  • James Simpson (Cast Support & Stage Crew)
  • Ruby Mycock (Cast Support & Stage Crew)


  • Miss Clarke (Head of Performing Arts)
  • Mr Horner (Teacher of Performing Arts)
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