The all-female cast of actresses, aged from 12 to 14, was greeted with many rounds of applause across the show’s run of three performances.
The production showcased the burgeoning talent that the school has in a huge range of creative disciplines. Directing, set construction, prop creation and sound and lighting design were just some of the skills our girls put on show alongside impeccable acting.
Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews said: “It was utterly phenomenal and the girls should be rightly proud of their fantastic achievements. There has been a lot of emphasis this year on what our students could not do but to face so many obstacles with such determination and resilience and produce such a professional production is amazing. They were absolutely brilliant! Creative thinking, problem solving and growth mindset were all action – Hollie even directed from the drama sound booth due to social distancing – and it was absolutely incredible!”
Whilst actresses in the production were in Years 7, 8 and 9, Year 11 Hollie took on the role of assistant director and her classmate Isobel worked as a Sound and Lighting Technician.
The production’s director, Miss Freya Woodruff said: “The girls have shown a sense of professionalism and camaraderie that I feel the cast and crew of a West End show would have difficulty in aspiring to: I am incredibly proud of the hard work they have put in during this school year.”
Our annual school production offers students the chance to take to the stage and has opportunities for student actors, musicians, costume designers, set designers and technical crew. Recent productions have included The Tempest, Beauty and the Beast, The Crucible, Into the Woods, The Importance of Being Earnest, Matilda the Musical in 20 Minutes and The Wizard of Oz.