Just a few words to give you some insight into what is happening in the Drama department. Apart from the hardworking cast and production team rehearsing the summer show, ‘The Sound of Music’, the Year 11 Drama group have been rehearsing 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. Now they must perform roles from scripted plays.
Khamilla and Laura are performing the roles of Adele and Nicki from ‘Shakers’, set in a cocktail bar in the 1980s. They have chosen to perform two powerful monologues from this acclaimed comedy drama. Alice and Emily are performing monologues from ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson. The monologues are harrowing explorations of a mother and father caught in a cycle of physical and emotional abuse. Beth is performing a moving monologue from ‘Notes to Future Self’ by Lucy Caldwell; she plays the role of a terminally-ill girl who has to come to terms with saying a final goodbye to her family.
Finally, Scarlett and Ruby are performing 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.
The girls have 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 June. They are a really inspiring group who thoroughly deserve to do well. Good luck, girls!
Curriculum Leader for English