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Once again, the School’s drama pupils have impressed at the annual Leatherhead Drama Festival, winning the Junior Section of the Sir Michael Caine Drama Awards with their AS examination piece, Find Me, by Olwen Wymark.
Under the direction of the School’s Head of Drama, Jamie Garbett, the pupils performed the life story of Verity, a young teenager with mental health issues, and the effects this has on her and her family.
The adjudicator commended the clever use of the frames to represent different locations and Verity’s mental state. Performances highlighted were Lauryn Cloughley, who received a special mention, and Lewis Catto who was nominated for Best Actor. Mr Garbett was nominated as Best Director of a Junior Play.
St John’s saw off strong competition from Reigate Grammar, Croydon High and Reed’s, amongst others, to come out as winners of the Junior Section, and performed their winning piece for a second time at the festival’s close on Saturday 14 May, to rapturous acclaim.
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