The Senior School Production Begins!

The rehearsals for A Christmas Carol started today when 26 students took part in the first ‘audition’ workshop during ECAs. There was a real buzz and energy among the cast and we saw lots of creativity and talent, as well as an emerging sense of ensemble even at this early stage in the process.  We are confident that this will be another fantastic production and are very excited about beginning the process of bringing the show to life.

 

 

Senior School Production

Following on from the success of Daisy Pulls it Off in 2015, the 2016 Senior School production promises to be a contrast, but nonetheless another fun and exciting challenge. The play, to be performed on the 30th November and 1st December is  A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.

Bartlett’s script is a magical refashioning Charles Dickens’ famous story and will provide us with lots of opportunities to create a unique and memorable piece of theatre. The play is both darkly serious and hilariously funny. There are lots of interesting characters and parts, and the style of the play also requires a strong ensemble . While the play is not a musical, there will be some music in it (it is Christmas after all!).

If you are interested in taking part, please sign up  for periods 7 and 8 on Thursday when you make your ECA choices.a christmas.jpg

How the set began…

The set for Emil and the Detectives, designed by Mr Stratton, was certainly very impressive – the moment when the curtains opened to reveal the full expanse of the stage was a great moment of theatre.

But all great things start from humble beginnings. Mr Stratton was in school on the recent public holiday to start the set design: