‘A poised, polished and professional production with an energy and level of integrity that would eclipse many a West End show’.

This quote is just one of example of the exceptionally high praise written by the National School Theatre Awards after a representative from the organisation attended the latest school production.

Ashfield School productions are always a highlight of the TTCT calendar with audiences flocking from across The Two Counties over the week in which the production opens. To see this year’s production receiving such high recognition on a national platform is a wonderful and well-deserved testament to the hard work of both staff and students.

An adaptation of 1980 film of the same name. Fame follows the lives of students attending The High School of Performing Arts in New York City, among them the fame obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy joe, quiet violinist Schlomo, talented but dyslexic dancer Tyrone and more. The show follows the students from their initial auditions to join the school all the way up to their senior year. Audiences witness the highs and lows of the talented and ambitious students and of course enjoy the phenomenal songs and exciting dance numbers that the musical is so well recognised for.

The review by The National School Theatre Awards continues high praise for both individual performances and group collaborations such as choreography and production staff, as well as the live band which accompanied all of the music numbers. Ending on the quote ‘[Ashfield School] showcased a cast of young people who not only brought this production of ‘Fame’ to life but who surely have fame in their futures.

The full review can be read below:


Nominations for The National Theatre Awards are currently open with a ceremony date lined up for June this year. Keep an eye for more information from the Ashfield Drama department regarding exciting news and the next upcoming productions.