College students perform variety show at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The College Hip Hop champions.
The College Hip Hop champions.
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Students from Dyke House Sport & Technology College put on an entertaining variety performance at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.

Performing in front of a packed audience, a group of more than 50 students gave their all in the ‘That’s Entertainment’ variety performance.

Lucy Fitzpatrick at the front of the Olympics tribute.

Lucy Fitzpatrick at the front of the Olympics tribute.

Children aged between 11 and 16 took part in the theatre performance to show off their passion for the arts.

Made up of 16 acts which all aimed to demonstrate different styles of entertainment, students lived up to the show’s title, providing a night of entertainment to those in the crowd.

The show was filled with variety, from dance and singing to acro and gymnastics.

The annual show was filled with West End favourites including performances from popular musicals such as Chicago, Annie, Phantom of the Opera and Ghost to name a few.

Kyria Cooper performing her scene from Billy Elliot.

Kyria Cooper performing her scene from Billy Elliot.

Students made a special tribute to the Olympics which are currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lisa Wilson, head of Elite Dance at Dyke House Sport & Technology College and producer and choreographer of the performance, praised the young performers for working together to put on a stunning variety show.

“The students were absolutely superb and were a credit to Dyke House.

“They thoroughly enjoyed rehearsing and they didn’t disappoint when they got on that stage and performed for everyone.

Lucie Rowley and the rest of the cast from the Chicago act

Lucie Rowley and the rest of the cast from the Chicago act

“Every one of them worked really hard to make sure ‘That’s Entertainment’ was a success and they showed what incredible talent we have at Dyke House.”

Dyke House’s very own Hip Hop champions performed at the show as well as the gymnasts who managed to claim a place in the national finals.

There was also a special performance from Kyria Cooper.

The 12-year-old performer took part in a special anniversary performance of Billy Elliot last year.

The performance took place in London’s well-known Victoria Palace Theatre, which has been home to the northern-based musical for over 10 years.

Kyria will be heading to Tring Park School of Performing Arts in September after earning herself a scholarship.

The school offers places to young people with an outstanding talent for the performing arts.

Students from Cleveland College of Art & Design were credited by Ms Wilson for helping to capture the evening.

Jacob, Dan and Abby, who are all studying for a degree in Creative Film & Moving Image Production, recorded the show free of charge.