Wicked was the word of the week at Tupton Hall School after students had the trip of a lifetime in London.
Nearly 50 students – all passionate about the performing arts – got to see hit West End musical ‘Wicked’, which stars one of Tupton Hall’s former students Savannah Stevenson in a lead role.
Students watched in awe as Savannah stole the show as Glinda the Good Witch.
“It was a fantastic experience for our youngsters to be able to see Savannah on stage. I hope it inspired them to aspire to achieve great things,” said music teacher Mr Andrew Sharpe who led the trip.
Savannah, now 32, was a Tupton Hall student from 1994 – 2001. She has held the lead role in Wicked since November 2013 when the show started at the capital’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.
But that wasn’t the only West End experience for the Tupton Hall teens. In the space of two days they managed to take in many of London’s greatest attractions including a performance of Les Misérables.
Afterwards, the Chesterfield contingent hopped on a bus tour taking in sights such as Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.
And there was just enough time for a shopping spree at Covent Garden where students put their haggling skills to the test grabbing souvenir bargains including a selfie stick and a Star Wars mug.
A dance workshop at the legendary Pineapple Dance Studios was the icing on the cake. The energetic youngsters were taught a routine from Wicked and impressed their tutors with their jaw dropping moves!
Mr Sharpe concluded: “Everyone had an amazing time. Students’ behaviour was impeccable and they did the school proud representing Chesterfield in the big city.”