Music and Arts Events

Listed below is a selection of Music, Drama and Arts events taking place at Shrewsbury School.  For a full listing of all events here, please see our Calendar.

Details of events are also available to download in pdf format: 58th Season of the Performing Arts at Shrewsbury School - brochure

For further information and tickets to free concerts, please contact Juliet Young, Operations and Events Manager on 01743 280812 or

Forthcoming Music and Arts events for the current term

Saturday 8 August 2015

  • 12:00
    'Kind Hearts and Cormorants...' (two OS in performance at the Edinburgh Fringe, 8th - 15th August)

    Rory Fraser (Ch 10-14) and Ralph Wade (PH 09-14), together with a few friends, are taking a comedy sketch show to the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

    Kind Hearts and Cormorants, performed by the troupe 'Flightless Birds', is described as:

    "A snappy, intelligent, and at times surreal sketch show that readily mocks itself, its members and the meaning of life. This original comedy is written and performed by five and a half eclectic students combining the out-of-date with the up-to-date in a refreshingly idiotic way. With minimal use of props and unpredictable musical elements, our quick-fire line-up will take you from the ridiculous to the sublime in a whirlwind of cutting edge comedy."

    "All in all, it is quite hard to define a show, let alone a comedy show, and so perhaps the best comparison we can offer is a mash-up of Dylan Moran, Peter Sellers and Peter Rabbit squeezed into a sublime sartoiral swirl." - from an interview with Ralph and Roy published on the Broadway Baby website:

    Performances will take place from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th August, 12.00 - 1.00pm, at The Space at Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh.


Wednesday 12 August 2015

  • 19:30
    Harry Al-Adwani stars in National Youth Music Theatre's summer production 'Prodigy', 12th - 15th August (St James Theatre, London)

    Sixth Form Leaver Harry Al-Adwani (SH) has been cast as the male lead in the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) summer production at the St James Theatre in London.

    The musical is a newly commissioned work called Prodigy, written by the team who created The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. It focuses on a group of finalists in the Young Musician of the Year competition.

    An added challenge for Harry is that not only must he act, sing and dance, he must also learn and play the vibraphone!

    Competition for places in the National Youth Music Theatre is fierce; it is described by Andrew Lloyd Weber as “the best youth music theatre in the world” and boasts alumni including Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne and Sheridan Smith.

    For full details and to book tickets, please see


Wednesday 30 September 2015

  • 18:30
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong at The Queen's College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford.

    There will be a reception for all members of the congregation following the service. Details will be confirmed and published here shortly.


Friday 9 October 2015

  • 19:30
    Joe Stilgoe Trio (Maidment Building)

    "A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent" The Guardian

    Joe Stilgoe is a singer, pianist and songwriter, touring constantly around the world with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Festival (Time Out award), Henley Festival, Barbados Festival, Sardinia Jazz Festival, Sicily Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival and in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur.

    He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.

    Joe performed for us in 2013 and was very well received. We expect this concert to sell out in advance so please do book early!

    Kindly Supported by - Luxury Guest House.

    Tickets £15 from or Juliet Young, Events Manager on 01743 280812