Award winning production from Castle Newnham School’s pupils

Addams Family production at Castle Newnham School, Bedford.

Castle Newnham School are delighted to announce that 4SIXTEEN Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family, which was performed in March 2020 just before the first lockdown, has been nominated for Best Youth Production at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association Awards 2020/2021. 

Castle Newnham are also very proud of pupil Hunter who has won the award of Best Youth Production for his portrayal of Gomez in the production. 

Ruth Wilkes, Principal of the Castle Newnham Foundation says: “Our performing arts’ opportunities are such a strength of our school and allow pupils with wide-ranging interests to be part of a team, to be creative and to gain confidence in so many ways. The fact that the high-quality of our productions is recognised frequently through awards such as this one is testament to the dedication, skill and enthusiasm of our brilliant team of teachers and support staff.”

Luke Skeel, Federation Head of Performing Arts says: “We are overwhelmed to be nominated for this award. We have really missed our productions and we are very proud of our last production which was performed just before the first lockdown. We are very proud of Hunter for winning his award to – a great achievement.” 

4SIXTEEN Theatre Company have an exciting year ahead in 2022 with their recently formed partners board, at the helm of a new full time resident director, the company are producing three productions: Legally Blonde, Cinderella and Matilda.

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