Report by Saffia Farr, from Friends of Marlwood. All photos courtesy of Imogen Roberts.

Marlwood’s Got Talent was back for its second year and it was bigger and better than ever

Eighteen acts performed before a packed-out hall on Friday, March 13.

The audience were treated to solos, piano-singer duets, drumming, dances, duets, self-composted piano performances and a show-stopping recorder performance of Mamma Mia by Mr Dyer and Miss Staley, dressed in costumes borrowed from Marlwood’s extensive theatrical wardrobe!

The event was judged by teachers Mr Hulin and Mr Richards who made an excellent double-act.

The evening was hosted once again by the amazing Paris Troy who supported and encouraged the acts and entertained the audience with his quick wit.

The judges award went to Mabel and Hattie who performed a beautiful and expressive dance to Sia’s Bird Set Free.

The audience vote was won by Megan and Harry who performed George Ezra’s Budapest with Megan on vocals and Harry on guitar.

Both sets of winners were given glass trophies kindly donated by Linela.

With amazing performances, refreshments provided by the Friends of Marlwood and a raffle with generous prizes from Kings Heavy Haulage, The Fox at Easter Compton, Container Team, Randalls Office Furniture, Perry & Sons butchers, NEAT technical services and C The World Travel, the audience left buzzing with happiness and with smiles on their faces.

There is no doubt that Marlwood has got talent and the love of the Marlwood community continues to lift everyone’s spirits in these difficult global times.