Mayor astonished by sheer talent at the Haywards Heath Ariel Drama Academy Showcase!

Published: 20 June 2022

Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, was absolutely astonished by the level of talent he saw from local students at the Ariel Drama Haywards Heath Academy’s annual showcase.

The showcase at the Hawth Theatre, saw students aged 4 to 19 from the Haywards Heath Ariel Drama Academy get the chance to perform in a proper theatre and demonstrate what they have learned and how they have grown in confidence through the Academy.

Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin commented:

“What a fantastic evening these wonderful students put on, full of high energy, fun and confidence and utterly competent and professional. Both Margaret and I were simply amazed by how well they did, from the very young through to the older students, and the level of commitment they put into their performances. Congratulations to these talented and inspirational students.

Ariel Drama Academies are accessible for all including those with special needs and provide children with the chance to sing, dance, act and express themselves in a fun and safe environment. What a truly marvellous resource for our children to have locally and thank you to all the students who performed.”

Erin Sheehan, Principal of the Ariel Drama Academy, Haywards Heath, adds

“I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Cllr Howard Mundin, and his consort, Margaret Baker for attending our Haywards Heath Academy showcase yesterday evening.

Their kind and inspiring comments afterwards meant so much to our students and tutor team.”


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