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Senior Plays dazzle sell out audiencesMay 18th, 2019
Due to unprecedented numbers auditioning for this year’s Senior Plays the beginning of May saw two productions take to the stage of the Drama Studio.
The first play was the scintillating ‘Not Gonna Lie’, starring Rhys, Amelia, Marcus, Gemma, Ella and Angelika, and it told the story of a group of friends whose lives are torn apart after a car accident.
The following week saw a seven strong 6th Form cast perform, ‘When the Good Guys Lost’.
This play shone a light on three sisters who had been split apart at the time of the death of their mother and it followed their story back to reconciliation with each other after this cataclysmic event. The cast of Usman, Carys, Eithne, Poppy, Owain, Jack and Angelika (ably supported by the ever-present Eleanor as the voice of Mum) put in a brilliant performance of this moving piece of theatre and the full house on Friday erupted into rightly deserved, rapturous applause.
‘It’s been an intense two weeks,’ said Mr Shakeshaft who writes and directs the plays, ‘but the students for both performances have been absolutely brilliant. The aim of the project is to give 6th Form students the chance to rise to the challenge of performing a play which is staged in as close to a professional environment as we can manage. Both casts this year have risen to this challenge both with their professionalism and their ability.’
Well done to all involved, and a big thank you to the teachers and members of staff who helped out with ticketing and serving drinks on the performance nights and, of course, to the audience who came along and enjoyed the productions.