15th January 20
King Edward’s pupils frequently perform to their teachers and classmates during drama lessons, however having a ‘real’ audience adds an extra challenge.
Live performance opportunities enrich the pupils’ overall educational experience and are crucial in developing the skills and talents of our young actors.
In mid January, Mrs Lynsey Cleaves, Head of Drama, produced and directed a wonderful Middle School ‘Acting Showcase’ medley featuring pupils from the 3rd and 4th Forms. An exciting and varied programme consisting of snapshots from The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-time (4th Form); The King’s New Clothes (3rd Form); Blood Brothers (3rd Form). Two Monologues and one Duologue and a performance called Arbeit Mach Frei which translated means ‘work sets you free’. This is a slogan known for it appearance at the entrance of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Seven 3rd Form pupils portrayed some of the devastating experiences faced by Jews in World War 2.
The Acting Showcase selection of work was produced in curriculum and LAMDA lessons. It was achieved, and performed to parents, fellow pupils and staff, in a relatively short space of time and was a treat to watch. The pupils all are very talented and should be very proud of their achievements.
Edwina Keary, a talented Upper Sixth Form IB pupil from Guildford, had been due to receive a prestigious award from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and exhibit her painting ‘Girl in Wood’ at Mansion House this month. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the presentation has sadly had to be cancelled. Always her passion to...