Past Productions AND VENUES

Morthyng 25 years celebration at Magna on Saturday 19th October was supported by the Gillian Banks Theatre School and all entertainment provided for the evening.

StarLight Express June 2016

starligt express caststalight express logo

Ghost - The musical 2015

ghost logo

Showstoppers 2015

showstoppers 2015

Showstoppers 2013

We performed our annual showcase of all the theatre school at the Civic Theatre 7th - 9th October 2013

                                  showstoppers poster 2013

The arrival of the Olympic torch celebrations in front of 6500 people at Scarborough's open air theatre June 2012.

Video clip of performance on the stage st Scarborough. (Click the "play" button at the bottom left to view).

Olympic Torch 2012

President's charity Masquerade Ball 2012 at Magna 2012.

Presidents Ball 2012

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Presidents Ball 2012

Presidents Ball 2012

Chuckle Brothers 2012 tour of ' Tales of the River Rother ' .

Chuckle Brothers

Burns Night at Magna 21st January 2012 with the Coldstream Guards and Marching Band , haggis and scottish dancing by the Gillian Banks Theatre School.

Burns Night 2012


October 2011 saw our annual Showstoppers production at the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Showstoppers 2011 Poster


Spotlight Theatre Company and the Gillian Banks Theatre School presented West End Nights at the Civic Theatre from 30th June – 3rd July 2010. As well as presenting the talent within the Company which includes professional singers and dancers, TV finalist Rob Mcveigh from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ' Any Dream Will Do’ performed alongside TV finalist Richard Morgan from TV’s ‘Grease‘. Other professional acts included duo – Paul and Carrie Scott – The Dreams – a 4 girls singing 4 part harmony group and professional duo – 2 Chique.

West End Night 2010


West End Nights 2010 Poster

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

Rob McVeigh

Rob McVeigh

12 December 2009 - Lyric Theatre in Dinnington. Charity concert with a meet & greet, Jenni Shannon sang One Night Only with the showgirls Amelia, Abby and Natalie.

Also on 12 December 2009 at the Birmingham Hilton we performed Christmas In Las Vegas. With performers Jordan Turnbull, Alex Wild, Vicky Hancock, Laura Banks, Amy Barber, Sam Williams and Steff Pearson. Sound and Lighting provided by Martin Howells Stage Struck.

The Christmas Tour took in The Lyric Theatre Dinnington on Sunday 13 December 2009, The Arts Centre Rotherham on Thursday 17 December 2009 and The Library Theatre Sheffield on Saturday 19 December 2009. The students were Stef Williams, Lauren Cole, Danielle and Katie Martin and Carrise Roschelle.

2009 closed on Sunday 20th December 2009 when the Spotlight Theatre Company provided entertainment for the Bramall Construction Christmas Party. Including Paul and Carrie Scott, 2 Chique, The Spotlight Dreams and the Spotlight Theatre dancers.

Showstoppers 2009, Rotherham Civic Theatre

Showstoppers 2009 took place from the 7th to the 10th of October 2009 at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Showstoppes 2009 Poster

One Night Only 2008, Rotherham Civic Theatre

One Night Only took place on the 19th October 2008 at Rotherham Civic Theatre, supported with performances from our patrons Nick Paige and Tanya Trevaro.

One Night Only 2008 poster

Showstoppers 2008, Rotherham Civic Theatre

Showstoppers 2008 poster  

Disneyland 2008

The school performed in Disneyland Paris on August 26 2008, giving the younger students vocational experiences in readiness for professional careers.


Cruise Ship 2008

Several students performed on board a Cruise Ship on Sunday 27th July - Sunday 3rd August, cruise itinerary : Rome, Spain, Malta, France and Tunisia - details and pictures to be posted soon.


West End Nights 2008, Rotherham Civic Theatre

West End Nights 2008 took place from 2nd to the 5th of July at Rotherham Civic Theatre, our Musical Theatre Production packed with songs dances and scenes from past and current professional shows with fantastic costumes and professional choreography, sound and lighting. 

West End Nights Ad


Journey South - Home Tour 2008

On Sunday 18th May, 20 students performed on stage with Journey South at Rotherham Civic Theatre as part of their Home tour. We were then delighted to be invited back to perform with them at the Plaza Theatre, Stockport performance later that month.

Journey South

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Starlight Musical Theatre

Our Starlite Drama Group (up to 12 year old) performed from their Musical Theatre repertoire at the RCAT Theatre in Rotherham on the 14th and 15th of February 2008.


Showstoppers 2007

Our Showstoppers 2007 performances (26-29th September 2007) at the Rotherham Civic Theatre were a huge success.


One Night Only, Starring Nick Paige. 2007

Direct from playing Jean Val Jean in Les Miserable's Nick Paige and his wife Tanya Tevaro, a sensational international vocalist, performed with the school in One Night Only at the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

West End Nights, July 2007

Performed at the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

West End Nights Photo
West End Nights 2006
My 1st Nursery DVD 2006
Cruise 2006

Royal Albert Hall 2006

The show "Stars in the Round" was hosted by Bonnie Langford who recently took part in ITV's Dancing On Ice, partnering the US figure skating champion Matt Evers and is currently rehearsing the role of Roxy Hart of the West End production of Chicago. The special guest appearing with Bonnie was George Maguire who played Billy Elliot in the West End production.

Lion King 2005
>Lion King 2005
Phantom 2005 at Rotherham Civic Theatre
Phantom  2005 at Rotherham Civic Theatre
King and I 2005
King and I  2005
Return to the Forbidden Planet 2005
Return to the forbidden planet  2005
Annie Selection 2005
Annie  2005
Die Fledermaus at The Crucible , Sheffield 2005
Die Fledermaus at The Crucible
Showgirls – Copacabana 2005 – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Showgirls  Copacabana  2005 at  Rotherham Civic Theatre

Royal Albert Hall May 2005   
After being one of the selected schools in the country, 41 girls, aged from 8 - 25 years, led by 1 boy, 'Josh Tye', aged 15 years, travelled from Maltby, Rotherham, where the school is based, to perform a combination of hard and soft shoe Irish dancing to 'Lord of the Dance', which was choreographed by the principal Gillian Banks, to an audience of 5000 people from around the country and for which they received a standing ovation from their supporters. “The students were really excited,” said Gillian “they had been rehearsing for weeks to perfect their routine”. They also had to learn two new routines with a professional choreographer on the day to perform with the rest of the company, adding up to nearly 1000 children on stage at one time. It was a fantastic experience for the students and a fantastic sight for all the supporters.

The show ‘Stars in the Round' was hosted by Bonnie Langford who recently took part in ITV's Dancing on Ice partnering the US figure skating champion Matt Evers and is currently rehearsing the role of Roxie Hart of the West End production of ‘Chigago'. The special guest appearing with Bonnie was George Maguire who played Billy Elliot in the West End Production.


Disneyland, Paris August 2004

Disneyland, Paris  August 2004
Gillian and the Sponsors for 2005 West End Nights production at the Civic Theatre Rotherham , Irwin Mitchells Solicitors
Blood brothers 2004
Blood brothers  2004        Blood brothers  2004
Bridlington Spa October 2003
Bridlington Spa  October 2003
West Side Story June 2003

West Side Story  June 2003

The school has also been busy with the Music Factory at Parkgate producing the latest DVD for children. After a series of DVD's being released by Virgin and EMI entitled My first nursery rhymes and My First Christmas and My first Album and now Playground Pops and My first Birthday.The school has provided all the children who perform within the DVD's which are on sale nation wide in HMV and such shops, and reaching 8th in the charts. The school had choreographed and performed all the routines with trained dancers from the school .

The school has recently performed at the President's Ball for the Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. Performing during the evening and also greeting the guests to the Magna Centre for this £55 per person event, but also acting as hosts for the President's Charity collections.

The School is presently raising funds for the vocational opportunity of performing on board a cruise ship around the Mediterranean in July and rehearsing their performance ready for the on board theatres and lounges in which they will present their work in a professional surrounding and also meet and talk to the professional entertainers on board about how to get into the business professionally.

Following the cruise the school will also perform at Disneyland , Paris on August Bank Holiday weekend in the Fantasyland Theatre. 50 students will travel to Paris for this opportunity and along with parents enjoy the pleasure park as well as performing in it and joining in the parade around the park .


Wizard of Oz performed at the Civic Theatre 2003
Wizard of Oz
RCAT Studio Theatre
Grease production At Rotherham College 2001
Grease production RCAT
Crucible, Sheffield
Her Majesty's Theatre , West End, London
Queen's Theatre, West End, London
Spotlight theatre Company performing Les Miserable selections at the Queen's Theatre – November 2005
Les Miserable
Sadler's Wells, London
The Royal Albert Hall, London
The Royal Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Royal  Winter Gardens, Blackpool