5th & 6th December, Main hall, 7pm
Adults £7, Child / Concession £3, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £15
Tickets available from Reception (0161 9125912)
On Thursday 6th July, the year 10 GCSE drama students performed pieces from 6 different plays as part of their GCSE course. All of the extracts were taken from plays that had adapted pre- twentieth century novels and gave the students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of creative adaptation as a style and use some of the techniques they had seen expertly used by Kneehigh theatre company on our recent trip to London. Costumed in a range of top hats, tail coats and Victorian skirts, the students provided a very entertaining evening with outstanding performances. The extracts included Great Expectations, Emma, Jane Eyre, The Hounds of the Baskerville, Little Women and Oliver Twist. Excellent marks were achieved by all. Well done year 10!
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th saw the year 8 & 9 drama pupils perform their Christmas production of Lewis Carroll’s weird and wonderful Alice in Wonderland. Forty five girls took part and were on the stage the whole time, as they took turns becoming the set (the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party table and the rabbit hole tunnel) and a variety of hilarious characters such as the caterpillar, Father William and the turtles. There were excellent performances from everyone but special mention must go to Alice (Sophia Thomson- her wonderful singing voice and so perfectly cast for this role) the mad bad Queen of Hearts (Mahjabin Mamun), the Mad Hatter and March Hare (Rosie Robinson and Freya Sharpe- what wonderful facial expressions!)
Many thanks to Mrs Corner and Miss Dodd for all their hard work in producing this lovely end of term performance-the girls’ enthusiasm, the bright costumes and wonderful direction coupled with an excellent ensemble cast, meant this was a real success. Many thanks also to Chris Capon for his technical help, Val Brennan, Catherine Marshall, Julia Mayall and all the other associate and teaching staff who have helped with organisation and costumes.
Written by Mrs Cleary