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Students shine in hilarious Drama production

'Murder At The Manor' play performers

Pupils from a range of Senior School year groups delivered two comical performances of ‘The Production That Doesn’t Quite Go As Well As Expected’.

The shows, which took place in the Sixth Form Centre, were divided into two acts – the Senior Society’s production of ‘Murder At The Manor’ and the Junior Society’s take on ‘Peter Pan’.

‘Murder At The Manor’ was a classic whodunnit and the audience were thrilled to be taken on a side-splitting journey with a lot of twists!

The Junior Society’s version of ‘Peter Pan’ saw characters like Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the Darling children deliver an unforgettable version of J. M. Barrie’s classic story.

Reflecting on the production, Drama Teacher Miss Lucy Mitchell said: “It has been fabulous to work with such an enthusiastic and hardworking group of pupils. From the outset we approached the play as a company and I encouraged the pupils to be part of the creative process – everything from physical acting to the design style of the play was a group decision.

“A lot of the comedy in the play was very physical and it was great fun working with both companies of pupils to explore the humour.”

Lower Sixth student Alice Thomson commented: “I really loved being part of such a lovely team and having the opportunity to contribute our own ideas. It is an experience I will never forget”.

Fifth Year pupil Anjali Abraham said: “The rehearsals were so much fun and we spent many a session in fits of laughter! It was quite a relief that the audience seemed to find it as funny as we did!”

Head of Drama Mr Mat King-Sayce concluded: “This production has been exciting for our pupils to work on, and I am grateful to Miss Mitchell for working closely with our pupils to enable them to perform something which has pushed them outside of their comfort zone.

“I am already looking forward to our Autumn production, a pantomime of ‘Cinderella’.”