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The Year 9 House Drama Showcase took place on Thursday evening, enabling every student in the year group to present a devised performance to an audience.

During the Autumn term, students spent lesson time developing their knowledge of lighting, sound, set, costume and studied a range of practical drama techniques. More recently, working in small groups, they have scripted their own performances inspired by a choice of stimuli linked to the theme of conflict. Each group interpreted the theme in a unique way which resulted in an extremely varied, engaging and entertaining evening.  

The judges (Mr Hillier and Miss Murphy) had the unenviable task of awarding House points for categories such as: best technical design, best interpretation of the stimulus and best performance and prizes were awarded at the end of the evening.

Huge congratulations to all of the students involved in the showcase for the hard work that went in to preparing for the event. They all did themselves proud and produced a wonderfully diverse and entertaining range of performances. Special congratulations go to the winning group ‘Detained’ whose modern adaption of ‘The Breakfast Club’ impressed and delighted the audience.

Poppy and Grace, performers from the winning piece ‘Detained’, commented afterwards: “It was very enjoyable to create our own performances and to have the freedom to do that. We enjoyed putting our own spin on the theme. We worked really hard on it and are glad that it was such a successful night. We are thankful that we won and are proud of everyone’s efforts.”

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