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BODS 2023/24- School of Rock!

Bishopshalt Operatic and Dramatic Society (BODS)

The Bishopshalt Operatic & Dramatic Society's production for 2023 was School of Rock !  

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Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme… You better get me to school on time! 

The show followed Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. 

The show was a great success and our cast of talented students were amazing.  Please take a look at this year's NODA Review of the show here.

Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White. Book by Julian Fellowes. Lyrics by Glenn Slater. New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Check out the 2023/24 Programme of Events for details of all the Arts' performances and events happening this academic year.

What is BODS?

As BODS, we hold one show annually which consists primarily of our upper school students. This show takes place in early December each year.  Details, including photographs, of past shows can be seen under the show headings and in the BODS Photo Gallery along with an independent report from our National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) representative who review our shows and the performance. 

Junior BODS has been running for the last few years and is for our younger KS3 students.  Auditions are held at the end of the Spring term with performances taking place in July. 

BODS contacts

BODS:                                          Mr Jay

Junior BODS:                               Mrs Gooch  

Arts College Administrator:          Miss Hudson


Past Productions

2022 Little Shop of Horrors - For a little taste of the show, have a look at our Image Gallery.

2021 Moana Jnr (Junior BODS)

2021 9 to 5 - the Musical

2019 13 - The Musical.  
Our cast were fantastic!  It wasn't just us that thought so - BODS won The Youngstars Award for Best Youth Production in the London Region for 2019/20!  

2019 Peter Pan Jnr (Junior BODS)

2018 Legally Blonde

2018 Mary Poppins Jnr (Junior BODS)

2017 Beauty and the Beast

2017 Teechers (Junior BODS)