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This term, the Upper Fifth GCSE drama pupils have been working incredibly hard to create their own plays from scratch. These devised performances were performed this past week to great acclaim, and took audiences on a rollercoaster of emotions.
On Wednesday, the evening started with ‘Fixation’, where Emilia Bindi (Gloucester) drew the audience in to a chilling tale about the impact of addiction. Next was ‘The Lost Boy’, the tale of a broken family and a spilt coffee, expertly portrayed using physical theatre. Finally, ‘A Game of Cards’, a colourful re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland, in which Sam Attard’s (East) cat-like grin was contagious.
Thursday’s performances continued to impress, with James Gardner’s (Monty) menacing character bringing an incredible intensity to ‘A Human Heart’. A change of tone followed, with a highly comical interpretation of Red Riding Hood, accompanied by the detailed costume work of Sarah McKellar (South). To round off the performances, ‘The Inspector’ forced audiences to consider the impact of their actions, or that of Mrs Mulberry, which led to a young girl’s death. The performance concluded with a particularly haunting version of ‘Home’ by Libby Thornton (Haslewood).
Further photos are available in the U5 Devised Drama photo gallery.
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