Just a few words to give you some insight into what’s been happening in the Drama department. The Year 11 Drama group have performed their Scripted Performance pieces for the external moderator’s visit at the end of March.
The GCSE Drama students have been rehearsing tirelessly on their monologues and duologues for their practical exam. They have already completed their devised pieces which were extremely impressive.
Aoifa, Katie and Sonya performed monologues and duologues from ‘Five Kinds of Silence ’by Shelagh Stephenson. These pieces are harrowing explorations of a family caught in a cycle of physical and emotional abuse. Ella performed 2 moving monologues from ‘Things I Know To Be True’ by Andrew Bovell; she played the role of young adult facing two turning points in her life. Elise and Aoifa performed a duologue from ‘The Wasp’ by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. This psychological and chilling drama is full of twists and turns as the two characters use revenge to tidy up some unfinished business from their schooldays. Olivia and Sofia performed two extracts from ‘Morning’ by Simon Stephens. This is a dark coming-of-age drama about a moment that changed the lives of their two characters. Finally, Amber performed two extracts from ‘Like A Virgin’ by Gordon Steel about a young woman, obsessed with Madonna’s music, who has to face up to terminal illness.
The girls worked incredibly hard on their pieces. Although their names may appear in lights in the future, for now, we wish them all the very best for this last unit of their practical and for the written exam in May. They are a really inspiring group who thoroughly deserve to do well. Good luck, girls.