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Category: Drama

Oliver! Review

14th March 2024

Jam packed with boisterous and poignant songs, mischievous urchins, loveable rogues and more than a touch of menace, the RGS production of Lionel Bart’s much-loved musical Oliver! transported audiences to the world of Oliver Twist, based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel.  The moody set vividly invoked the sense of Victorian London street life as well…

No Peace on St Jude

4th December 2023

No Peace on St Jude – written and directed by Gabriel Meadowcroft This play was a strangely ethereal yet compelling tale of a tight knit community set on the fictitious remote island of St Jude (the patron saint of hopeless causes). The production was sensitively and assuredly directed by Gabriel and testament to his hard…

Joint Drama Workshop

15th September 2023

Fourth and Fifth Form GCSE Drama students attended a devising workshop with students from Tormead School. The session was run by an innovative theatre company called The Paper Birds who devise work inspired by social or broadly political issues and use unusual and original techniques to create exciting, thought-provoking plays. The students learnt how to…

Les Miserables Review

28th April 2023

Les Incroyables To stage a school production of the iconic Les Misérables is daunting, to do this in a historic Tudor room and solely in French, with a number of students who are not studying the language, even more so!  However, thanks to an innovative approach to production, performance and setting, the MFL Department staging…

Odyssey Review

24th March 2023

From the opening scene depicting drunken suitors encamped at Odysseus’ palace in Ithaca playing football and singing Sweet Caroline, the tone was set for a high-energy, fast-paced, creative performance of Hattie Naylor’s modern version of Homer’s Odyssey.  With humorous touches and a succession of colourful characters, and yet also a poignancy and sensitivity, the audience…

Lord of the Flies Review

30th November 2022

Right from the very opening, the production of Lord of the Flies was every bit as enthralling as it was uncomfortable as the talented cast maintained an edgy intensity, capturing every nuance of Golding’s dark tale.  From the youthful exuberance of schoolboy leaping and howling to night-time disquiet and the sinister power of imagination, fuelled by…

Drama Review of Antigone

17th October 2022

Inspired by the works of Katie Mitchell, the A Level devised drama performance, based on the Antigone story, proved to be a hyper-realistic feast for the senses.  Creative use of multi-media, dramatic live feed, and atmospheric, moody sound and lighting all contributed to a fully immersive experience for the appreciative audience.  The imaginative staging was…