A level Drama performances are a “triumph”

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The Year 13 Drama pupils performed their practical component for their exam on Monday 25th March. The performance was well attended with staff, friends and family watching as Year 13 performed monologues including Henry VI, A Woman of No Importance and Measure for Measure.

The main part of the evening was dedicated to their interpretation of “4.48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane. This challenging and disturbing piece of theatre was delivered with exceptional pace and insight from our pupils who were also performing in front of their external examiner. Moments of stillness were juxtaposed by the poetic language, stylised movement and superb energy from the cast.

The impact was simply stunning with audiences impressed with how this was brought to life. The challenge of performing this text was that it was originally written with no stage directions, punctuation or characters. This resulted in the Year 13 pupils having to explore the text and genre of the piece, making vital decisions with how it should be presented.

The play is a moving odyssey into a person’s journey into their mental awareness. Many congratulations to the cast on what proved to be an excellent evening.