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Classics Play enthrals sell out audiences

Actors take part in the 2022 Classics Play

Students in the Lower Sixth delivered three outstanding performances of this year’s play, ‘Frogs: What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love And Understanding’.

This was the fifteenth edition of the Classics Play and it made a welcome return after being cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic.

After fourteen tragedies, this year it was the turn of a comedy. ‘Frogs’ was written by the playwright Aristophanes and it was first performed in Athens in 405BC.

This script was adapted in 2020 and the theme of a fractured society looking for something to bring them together still feels pertinent.

The cast, which features actors, a chorus of frogs and a band, was the largest cast the play has had and eleven of the participants are studying the subject at A-level.

Songs from Coldplay, The Hollies, Marvin Gaye, Muse and Bob Marley featured in the show – as did the Elvis Costello And The Attractions version of ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love And Understanding’.

Head of Classics Mr Alastair Thorley said: “I am really proud of how all of the students have risen to the challenge of putting on these shows. The feeling of mutual support in rehearsals was inspiring and I am so grateful for their commitment to this year’s Classics Play.”

“The pupils responded so positively to the energy and enjoyment of the audience. Their confidence grew throughout the run and they delivered performances of great assurance.”