Sold out within minutes of its release, Christ’s Hospital was delighted to stage Jack Whitehall’s pre-arena show in the school’s 500 seat courtyard-style theatre on Tuesday, February 25.
Christ’s Hospital’s theatre was set up in-the-round for this exciting performance by the award winning actor and comedian. Jack’s run-through of the material for his forthcoming tour went without any glitches and was a thoroughly entertaining show.
Melanie Bloor-Black, director of drama said: “It was a real coup for us to have Jack centre stage here and a great excuse to set the theatre up in its original spectacular design. Our senior pupils thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and even more thrilled when our senior pupil technician, James, was picked to be involved in the show itself.”
James commented: “I was incredibly grateful to get the opportunity to meet Jack Whitehall. Jack asked for a pupil who would be happy to be in the show, and that he could rehearse with. I got to spend a lot of time with Jack and his team before and after the show, which was incredibly surreal, but absolutely amazing. I think my highlight of the night would have to be Jack offering to be my ‘Wingman’ for the evening. The night as a whole, and being so heavily featured in the performance was amazing, and an experience that I doubt I will be forgetting anytime soon. I can also confirm that Jack is a really nice guy and is, in real life, as funny as he comes across on TV.”
Christ’s Hospital presents professional and pupil productions during term time that are open to the public. You can also become a Friend of Christ’s Hospital Arts. For details, contact the Box Office on 01403 247434 www.christs-hospital.org.uk.