In the House Drama Competition, our four Houses dramatised extracts from some of Roald Dahl’s most popular stories, cast from students across the year groups from Year 7 to Sixth Form. A number of our talented sixth formers took the lead as directors, shaping the scripts and organising rehearsals. DeLisle started proceedings with an entertaining extract from The Twits with Anna Williams enthusiastically leading the Mugglewump family. This was followed by a by a wonderful introduction to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory showcasing some outstanding performances by Arundel. Leetham produced a humorous extract from James and The Giant Peach with a large number of performers across the year groups even managing to take the audience to the stone of the giant peach with their clever staging by director Natasha Walsh! The winning house was Emery who gave an action packed performance from The Fantastic Mr Fox who battled the very funny farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, led by Jack Vinall. Thank you to House Guardians, Mr Seth, Mr T. Walsh, Mr N. Walsh, Mr McCall and their team of Sixth Form helpers who worked so hard to produce such polished performances from the students.
Exciting dramatic events to look forward to in the Spring Term will include: Year 8 proudly presenting pantomime havoc on Thursday 1st February, 5.00pm and 7.00pm in the Theatre (all welcome, no tickets required). Year 11 will then be performing short extracts from a variety of plays including John Godber’s ‘Bouncers and Shakers’, duologues from ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright and short scenes from ‘Journey’s End’ by R.C .Sheriff and the black comedy, intriguingly titled ‘The woman who cooked her husband’. These are due to be performed on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February with the time yet to be confirmed by the examiner who will attend. Tickets will be available from reception at the start of term. Later in the term we will have a performance from ‘Faustus’ accompanied by a devised piece on the theme of ‘Freedom’ by our extremely talented Year 13 students along with Year 12’s re-interpreted extracts from Caroline Bird’s version of ‘The Trojan Women’.