Performing arts guru and teacher Adam Hepkin has left Bexhill High Academy with the words: “It’s been a pleasure. Good night, and thank you.”
He came to Bexhill in 2009 and created excitement around the school which became evident in productions such as Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
He said: “It is difficult to choose one moment that makes me most proud; every time I see the students on stage, there is an indescribable feeling of not only pride but admiration for these incredible young performers.
“Thank you to all of my friends and colleagues for their continued support, but especially to Mike Conn for having the courage and foresight to allow me to develop the theatre company at Bexhill High over the years and more recently to Darren Gelder and Andy Mortimer who championed the work of the theatre company during their year at Bexhill High; to Phil, Aran and Vicki, who have worked tirelessly alongside me from the first production in 2009; to Tracey, Glenda, Lisa and her team for their invaluable support over the years.”
Adam also praised Tony Mansi for his support for performing arts locally, and wife Stephanie. He added: “A heartfelt thank you goes to the community, who have supported the productions at Bexhill High and essentially made it possible for the theatre company to not only exist but thrive and flourish, becoming something very special that I will always cherish fond memories of. The largest thank you, however is reserved for the hundreds of students that I have had the pleasure and privilege of working so closely with over the past five years. They have embraced each new challenge with a passion and determination that we are so often told does not exist in young people today.”
Adam will be back to work on ‘The Magic of the Musicals,’ at the De La Warr Pavilion on June 14 2015, starring West End and Broadway performers, dancers, musicians and large community choir.