Starcast Companies and Troupes enjoys hugely successful EisteddfodPosted on 03/01/2024
Companies and Troupes attended the Devizes Eisteddfod in November, returning with an impressive cup haul. The Eisteddfod is a yearly festival of over 400 classes of music, speech, drama and dance for people of all ages.
46 Starcast students entered the musical theatre classes, monologues and duologues, with the following returning victory:
- Duologue 13 and under class winners and overall winners of the Junior Duologue Cup – Isla Underwood and Freya Deadman
- Duologue 15 and under winners and overall winners of the Senior Duologue Cup – Lucie Walsh and Beatrice Wild
- Duologue 18 and under winners Shivam Padiyar and Amy Scrivens
- Musical Theatre Solo 15 and under class winner and overall winner of the Walker Cup – Sam Fitzsimmons
- Musical Theatre 13 and under class winners – Kaiya Thompson and Lexie Whelan
- Musical Theatre 15 and under class winners – James Mills and Lucie Walsh
- Musical Theatre Duet 18 and under class winners and overall winners of the Stone King Cup – Sam Fitzsimmons and Amy Mitchell
- Musical theatre group 15 and under winner of the 15 and under plaque – Starcast Performance Troupe
- Musical theatre group 18 and under winner of the 18 and under Musical theatre Group Cup – Starcast Singing Company
- Monologue 15 and under class winner – Beatrice Wild
- Monologue 18 and under class winner and overall winner of the Senior Monologue cup – Emily Moores.
A few days after the Eisteddfod, a number of the performers were invited to attend and perform at the Festival Awards Concert, resulting in three more major awards:
- First stages award for most inspirational solo performance – Emily Moores
- George Sanderson Cup for Musical Theatre – Sam Fitzsimmons
- Eisteddfod Cup for Senior School of the year – Starcast Performing Arts School Companies and Troupes.