During the House Drama evening each of the six senior Houses performed short scenes showcasing some extraordinary acting and new writing talent. Pupils had been tasked with devising an original play based on the life of a real person. They rehearsed and developed their ideas over 12 days, culminating in some thoroughly entertaining pieces of drama. Points were awarded for creativity, collaboration, organisation and final performance. The cups were presented by Mr Pugh, Senior Deputy Head, in assembly this week.
Congratulations to Edward House for winning the Process Cup. During the initial Saturday workshop, Ryan l and Harry researched their topic and wrote a cleverly structured play, incorporating the actors’ musical abilities alongside their acting skills. The Edward boys were committed, focussed and organised during the rehearsal period and Charlie, Upper Sixth IB Theatre pupil, ably directed the piece.
Well done to all girls and boys for the evening performances which were memorable and varied. Grafton boys presented a month in the life of Pablo Escobar, whilst the Elizabeth’s girls presented the early life and music of Michael Jackson, with a brilliant dance number. We were educated about Rosa Parks in Tudor girl’s moving tribute to her life, with Sibel capably delivering an emotive speech in the title role. Maxim original script for Ridley boys, cleverly portrayed the haunted mind of author H.P Lovecraft, with fantastic performances from Oscar and Harvey and a haunting soundtrack. Wakefield boys’s tribute to Bruce Lee rounded off the night with perfectly timed comedy performances and three of their actors earned star performer status, Sebastian, Jomiloju and Jake. The final scores were very close with Ridley and Wakefield Houses declared as joint winners of the Performance Cup.
Congratulations to all writers, performers, stage hands, lighting, for igniting imagination and House parents and all other House pupils for supporting fellow House mates in delivering a highly impressive evening of drama.