Here are a selection of news items from 2011. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

Iona Duncan

Iona played her harp at a function. Dame Beryl Grey was there and presented Iona with flowers for her performance.
Everyone felt very proud of Iona and privileged that Dame Beryl took the trouble to give a speech about Iona and her music.

Summer School 2011 – Wicked

The show for this year’s summer school is Wicked. Summer School runs 25th – 29th July from 9am – 4pm

Cast List
GLINDA – Becks Botterill
ELPHABA-Daisy Steere
FIYERO- Jason Kajdi
BOQ – Sean Lopeman
NESSA – Harriet Harvey
WIZARD- Tom Smith
MORRIBLE- Hannah Keyzer
FATHER – Callum Lopeman
NIKIDIK- Sophie Giles
CHISTERY – Javana Forrest
SHENSHEN- Sadie Shirley
PFANNEE – N’dira Ferdinand
DR DILLAMOND – Martha Alexander


Diane Pilikington– Director
Peter Wollard/Anthony Winter– Musical Director
Rachel Muldoon– Choreographer
Matt Croke    – Choreographer
Clare Halse    – Choreographer

Cabaret 2011

Cabaret is Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd July

Croydon Festival Results

Another very successful year, for the Betty Wivell Academy. Congratulations to all pupils and teachers for these amazing results!

TROPHIES & AWARDS won included: Sophie Giles – Song & Dance Cup (awarded for highest mark)
Jason Kadji – Most Promising Boy Award
Emma Rose – Performance Cup
BWA – Stage Group Shield (awarded for highest mark)

Click fere to view full results.

The Mayor of Croydon’s Show

We have been invited to perform at this years Mayor Show at the Fairfield Halls on Sunday 6th March at 6pm
This is a huge honour and we are delighted to be invited back again, having performed there last year for the first time.