Jesus Christ SuperStar
We Will Rock You
Ariel Performed MISS SAIGON at various venues in Sussex from 2012 - 2014.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.......
'ARIEL's schools' production of Les Misérables delivers a tour de force which always bring the entire audience to its feet in well-deserved tribute to their production of quite astonishing power.
The world’s most popular and successful musical, the dark themes of Les Mis are not necessarily an obvious choice for a teenage cast, but the ages of the young singers were instantly forgotten as they delivered nuanced performances of quite
Jesus Christ SuperStar
The story is timeless; it defines our lives and who we are.
The show itself has inevitably moved on. Where it shocked in the early 1970s, in its original incarnation, it now seems tame, and Ariel’s production rightly strips away the early elements of glitz and kitsch to reveal the dark underbelly of the story - the fragility of hope in a world where darkness seeks to take a firm hold.
Ariel's musical dramatises the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Franks, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. The trial, sensationalised by the media, aroused antisemitic tensions in Atlanta and the U.S. state of Georgia. When Franks' death sentence was commuted to life in prison by the departing Governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton due to his detailed review of over 10,000 pages of testimony and possible problems with the trial, Leo Franks was transferred to a prison in Milledgeville, Georgia, where a lynching party seized and kidnapped him............
If we're measuring in months, we didn’t have long at all. One week of glorious memories will be over after the first week and we personally don’t know if there can be anything like it again. But if we're measuring in love, Rent will last forever. For us, the lucky ones who get to see or perform in it, there will always be the power of memory to recall how we felt every time the lights went down and it began again. For now, we get to celebrate. So laugh, cry, scream your heart every performance but remember this. For us, it isn’t over by a long shot. The story of RENT never ends.
'Gates are now closed for this flight
All passengers wishing to "Get out into Space" must not be "Misunderstood" and instead rush like "Great Balls of Fire" to get tickets next time. This way they wont be "Sorry Now!"
Passengers are also advised to bring a "Young girl" or a "Pretty woman" because if "She's not there" they will be "Only the lonely". We had you "Shake, Rattle and Rolling" in the aisles to G.L.O.R.I.A (Great Live Outer-space Rock and Inter-planetary Amusements!) Thank you for joining us once again on interplanetary space flight nine!'
Captain Tempest [B(Ed), Hons, MA, Dr, GSOH, pet cat and a beloved pipe]
We Will Rock You
I want break free.
I want to break free
I want to break free.....
The time is the future, in a place that was once called earth. Globalisation is complete.
Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. All musical instruments are banned. GlobalSoft generates tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands, Girl Bands and Boy & Girl Bands - even Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls! Nothing is left to chance; hits are scheduled years in advance.............
Wizard of Oz
More Ariel Productions
Please have a look at more of our past musical productions.
Two gangs, comprised completely of children, in a fictitious city, comprised completely of children, are in a 1920's rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since getting their hands on the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whipped cream). Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust, not-so-willingly, into the gangster limelight.........
Ariel performed Oliver at the Hawth Crawley in 2015.
In Victorian England, Oliver Twist is the name given by a workhouse warden to a boy born in the workhouse orphanage. Oliver's mother died in childbirth and her identity is unknown. Now an adolescent, Oliver, who has never felt loved or accepted, manages to escape from both the harsh workhouse and his equally harsh existence. Managing to make his way to London........
Wizard of Oz
The story is timeless; little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland - at the end of the rainbow. The Munchkins hail her as a heroine. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and seeks the help of the Scarecrow, Tin Man & the Lion. But the great Wizard of Oz, says only the Sorceress, can help Dorothy get back to Kansas. However, the Wicked Witch of the West vows vengeance on Dorothy.
Tommy the musical
Music and lyrics by Pete Townshend. Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff.
A smash-hit! This powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah now bursts onto the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard", "See Me, Touch Me" and "I'm Free."
Ariel have been producing and performing Musicality for over 10 years. Their own style an arrangements of Modern and not so modern West End and Broadway musicals have wowed their audiences across Sussex.
Our Day Out
the History Boys
please have a look at our past plays.
A Night Out With Courteney Cox
A Night Out with Courteney Cox, tells the hilarious tale of four guys, who fast approaching their mid thirties, gather round a Television once a month on a Friday, for an evening of laddish ceremonial worship of the object of their affections. Fuelled by booze and fast food, they shut themselves away for a night of comical discussion, observation and letching. However, during one particular evening, events take a sudden twist, which could lead to the ultimate fantasy becoming a reality - their very own Night Out with Courteney Cox!
The whole story of the play revolves around a single object: a painting. And this painting is the simplest of paintings. It is white with white diagonal lines. The plot thickens as a lifelong friendship between three men is threatened by the purchase of this piece of art.
So does Serge get rid of the painting that his best friend despises so much to salvage the relationship, or does he keep his beloved "Art" and close the door on a 15-year friendship?
Our Day Out
'Our Day Out' is a funny and heart-warming story about Mrs Kay’s ‘Progress Class’ – a bunch of illiterate pupils on board a coach, celebrating the highs and lows of growing up. This sad, humorous and true to life story comes from the creator of “Blood Brothers” and “Shirley Valentine.”
'Blood Brothers' tells the story of the Johnstone twins, Mickey and Eddie. These twin brothers are separated at birth but are later reunited and become friends. Both are unaware of their relation to each other or of the consequences their relationship will bring about.
the HISTORY Boys
It's 1980 and eight boys at Cutler's Grammar School have achieved the highest results in their A-Levels and are now studying for the entry exams to Oxford and Cambridge. However, the arrogant Headmaster doesn't think the teachings of feminist history teacher, Mrs Lintott, and the eccentric English master, Hector, are enough, so he hires Oxford graduate, Irwin, to coach the boys for the exam.
When a scandal hits, everyone must reassess their position at the school.
The Edelweiss Pirates
Ariel performed this brand new play The Edelweiss Pirates by Ayub Khan Din in May 2014.This exciting company of young performers were thrilled to take part in National Theatre Connections with this hard-hitting play.
The Second World War rages into its fourth year. All internal opposition has been viciously silenced and the population follow blindly behind Adolf Hitler. Though the majority of young Germans have been brainwashed into Nazi party policies from an early age, others are becoming disgruntled by the lack of basic freedoms. They are tired of every aspect of their lives being dictated by the state - what they are allowed to do in their free time and who they can be friends with.
Around Germany, small groups of youths form themselves into societies - some just to listen and dance to banned music and be with like-minded teenagers. Others, however, are becoming more aware that it is they, the youth of the country, who have to start resisting the Nazis, in whatever what they can.
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