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The 2015 Autumn Term at St John’s culminated in an outstanding production of Steven Berkoff’s ‘The Trial’, performed by the School’s Upper Fifth and Sixth Form pupils on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December in the Performing Arts Centre.
This year’s senior school play was a terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. His struggle against the forces of bureaucracy and government are ultimately futile and he is destroyed without ever understanding the reasons for his conviction.
The cast worked fantastically well as an ensemble to deliver a powerful and engaging production which left a significant impact on the audience. Head of Drama at St John’s, Jamie Garbett, commented, ‘Thanks must go to all the actors who worked incredibly hard over the course of the term and to Mr Mortell for organising the complicated technical side of the production.’
He continued: ‘It would be unfair to single out individuals as the cast worked as a highly effective team – however a special thanks should go to those Upper Sixth pupils who did a great job in their last school play at St John’s, as they have done so during the past two years.’
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