ISTA High School Festival Hong Kong

Our students are coming to the end of a fantastic weekend at the ISTA High School Festival at Renaissance College. The weekend has been spent working with students from other countries and exploring word theatre traditions whilst learning new theatre skills. Our students have thrown themselves into the action and have had a brilliant time.

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Prep School House Drama

The Drama department ended 2016 on a high note with the Prep School inter-house drama competition. Houses performed extracts from ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Along side the excellent acting, creative use of drama techniques and energetic ensemble work , we were also treated to some cracking costumes, punchy props……and wonderful wigs!

While the judges were deliberating over which house would take first place (Shackleton ended up the overall winner), the audience were treated to a performance of ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by our Year 11 Drama students and a few ‘special guests’.

Sneak Preview: A Christmas Carol

It has been a busy time for the cast of A Christmas Carol, but the weekend rehearsals are over, the set is almost finished and we had our dress rehearsal in front of Year 5 today.

The show is almost ready. Have you got your ticket yet?

#dontbesadlikescrooge #christmasiscoming #bahhumbug

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ISTA Shanghai- The Final Day

Yesterday we were all sad to leave SAS and Shanghai after a fun packed three days of theatre. The final festival day consisted of workshops and rehearsals in the morning leading to a sharing in front of an audience of over 100 people in the afternoon. The performance involved every people both on stage and behind the stage. An event for everyone to be proud of! We can’t wait for the next festival.

ISTA Festival Shanghai-Saturday, Day 2.

In the afternoon students took part in a series of workshops which ranged from musical improvisation, an introduction to Peking opera, set construction, clowning, physical theatre and commedia masks.

The workshops were a great opportunity to learn specialist skills and students had a chance work with different artists and other students outside core ensemble groups.

The fun didn’t stop when the sun went down. Students were thoroughly spoiled with a delicious dinner, served in an amazingly decorated dinning hall and followed by an incredible (and huge!) specially made cake. There was then popcorn as students settled in to watch the talent show. Some of our students were brave enough to perform.