West end icon visits Chepstow School!

Peter Karrie coaches our cast

Group photo courtesy of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review

Earlier this term the Drama department received an unexpected call from a West End icon. Peter Karrie, a world renowned star from the 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Les Miserables' had seen a tweet on the department's account regarding the school's February 2014 production of 'Phantom' and asked if he could come in to rehearse some scenes with the cast! Needless to say we accepted and our cast members (listed below) all had the opportunity to rehearse some of the classic songs from the show with Peter - the experience for the students was priceless. The accompanist for these sessions was Callum Spooner (Year 12), one of many students from all year groups which form the 27 piece orchestra for the show. Not only did Peter Karrie visit us but he also offered the opportunity to our cast of performing with him at his concert in Monmouth on November 1st. Again this was a wonderful experience and one they will remember for a very long time. We were blown away by the opportunity to work with Peter Karrie and the buzz for the show has now reached an even higher level.

We are delighted to say that Peter will continue to work with our very own phantom Christian Andrews and co in the run up to the show and Christian will have the unique experience of using Peter's Phantom mask - the actual one which was used to entertain audiences in the West End and across the world!

We look forward to welcoming audiences for what will be a memorable show, and one you don't want to miss! Tickets go on sale in December at the school Reception.

Adults £8
Concessions £6
Family Tickets (2 adults and 2 children) £24

Principal Cast

Christian Andrews (Phantom)
Tiri Budd (Christine)
James Evans (Raoul)
Christina Dixon (Carlotta)
Matt Miles and Ashley Fenton  (Monsieur André & Madame Firmin)
Jess James (Madame Giry)
Caitlin Walsh (Meg Giry)
Callum Spooner – Accompanist