Official Opening of Caterham School’s New Centre for the Performing Arts
Caterham School’s new Centre for Performing Arts was officially opened by film and theatre actor and director Simon Callow CBE on Thursday. The ceremony was opened by pupil musicians Hero Shimoji and Anastasia Kedrina who were followed by speeches from the Headmaster Ceri Jones and senior drama pupils Josie Branson and Oliver Locket.
Mr Callow carried the audience through a highly amusing and entertaining review of his early acting career, which began with a three-page letter to Sir Laurence Olivier. Amongst the special guests attending the event were the Deayton family, who were there to celebrate the opening of The Deayton Theatre, one of the performance spaces within The Centre for Performing Arts. The Deayton Theatre is named after Mr Roger Deayton, Old Caterhamian and former Chair of Trustees whose tenure included the original fundraising campaign for The Humphreys Theatre .