Home Fires at TrimFest

On Friday 21st October, our upper school had another opportunity to perform the amazing commemorative World War 1 musical entitled Home Fires, written by Paul Flynn. The musical examines the lives of those left at home during the first world war. Enter CIC’s cast once again displayed their enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism to the captivated audience.

The day started at 10am as our amazingly dedicated crew and volunteers descended on Trimdon village hall and began the job of transforming the hall into the setting for Home Fires. At 1pm, our cast arrived. The lights had been set, the staging put up and union flags hung from the ceiling. Our cast once again showed their professional attitude rehearsing with energy and dedication.

A short break took place to prepare for the performance. Hair and make-up done, costumes on, the audience started to arrive while the cast waited in the wings.

The cast won the audience over from the moment they stepped on to the stage. After laughs, cries and plenty of reflective moments, the audience gave a standing ovation to our fantastic cast.

Below is some feedback from the audience:

“Thought provoking, stunning performance.”

“Very well done. Lovely to see so many young people enthusiastic about the arts. Thoroughly enjoyable performance.”

“Exceptionally moving. Would definitely come to see the company again.”

“Outstanding performance and commitment from young people.”

“A fabulous evening-well done and thank you.”

“Enter never ceases to make me laugh, cry, sad and happy. Emotional and thought provoking as always. Huge well done.”

“Absolutely brilliant and great to see so many young people.”

“Absolutely amazing show. Acting so professional and fluent. We have laughed and sung along and in other parts you have moved us to tears by the poignant delivery. Well done to all involved.”

“Thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

“Exceptional and enjoyable.”