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‘Brilliant performances’ showcase pupils’ professionalism in drama

May 17th, 2019

Two incredible productions took to the stage of the Drama Studio this month, due to unprecedented numbers auditioning for this year’s Senior Plays.

The first play was the scintillating ‘Not Gonna Lie’, starring Rhys, Amelia, Marcus, Gemma, Ella and Angelika. The play told the story of a group of friends whose lives are torn apart after a car accident.

The following week saw a Sixth Form cast of seven 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 their reconciliation with each other after this cataclysmic event.

The cast of Usman, Carys, Eithne, Poppy, Owain, Jack and Angelika (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.

Mr Shakeshaft, who writes and directs the plays, said it had been “an intense two weeks, but the students for both performances have been absolutely brilliant.”

He added: “The aim of the project is to give Sixth Form students the chance to rise to the challenge of performing in 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 with their professionalism and their ability. Well done to all involved.”

 

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