This year’s Classics production saw a talented cast of lower sixth form pupils perform the Greek tragedy Trojan Women to four sell-out audiences last week.
The play, set in the immediate aftermath of the Trojan war, was updated by director Mr Alastair Thorley to include references to the Holocaust to coincide with the school’s Holocaust memorial exhibition.
Performed to impressed audiences of parents, pupils and staff over three nights and one afternoon, the play starred Caitlin Gorman, Jack Lee, Alastair Watts, Elspeth Wallace, Maddie Hardy, Sam Fraser and Harry Vernon, as well as head of first year Mrs Helen Lawson.
The actors, whose strong performances were handled with maturity and poise, were backed by a chorus of Sarah Hindle, Arran Mackay, Lorna Nicholson and Angharad Smith and music played by Ollie Mills, Colin Greaves, Harry Vernon and Mr Thorley.
A 16-strong crew helped behind the scenes with lighting, costumes, set construction and front of house, with special thanks going to the maintenance department’s Mr Dave Matthews for producing the full scale replica of a cattle truck which dominated the set.