A Drama Showcase

13 June 2018

 

On Tuesday 12 June, boys from the 3rd – 6th Form took part in a Drama showcase; a selection of theatrical performances from LAMDA, declamations and scholarship pieces to adaptations of short stories.  The evening was entertaining, amusing and thought provoking, and highlighted some of the wonderful acting talent from the boys at Caldicott.

The showcase was hosted by Charlie DH and Henry R (6th Form) who expertly told the audience about the pieces being performed and stories about their own experiences of Drama at Caldicott.

The performances were:

  • Oliver R and George T (4th Form) | How to Write a Play by Peter Terson
  • Hugo E (4th Form) | Night Mail by WH Auden
  • Ferdinand G (5th Form) | The Porridge Trauma by Eleanor McLeod
  • Charlie N (3rd Form) | Detention by Felicity Blackstone
  • Oliver T and Hector KS (5th Form) | Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman, adapted by Helen Blakeman
  • George T (4th Form) | excerpt from Billy Elliot by Lee Hall
  • Sam M (5th Form) | Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Ruari CS (5th Form) | Backstage by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Fabian WP (5th Form) and Charlie dH (6th Form) | excerpt from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  • Jack H (5th Form) | excerpt from Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
  • Lucas P (5th Form) | A Navy Seal by Adm. William H McRaven
  • Edward M (4th Form) | The Baby Sitter by Michael Rosen
  • Woody W (6th Form) | The Edelweiss Pirates by Ayub Khan Din

To finish the showcase, the Drama Scholars performed Roald Dahl’s dark short story Lamb to the Slaughter.  The group, along with Head of English Mr Evans, took time to translate the story into a drama and identified how to use character to convey the themes of betrayal and revenge, albeit with a humorous twist.  The performance was a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the boys.

All performances were exceptional and the backstage crew, who helped with transitions between sections, were very professional.  The show ran smoothly and the audience enjoyed every minute.

More photos can be seen on the Caldicott Facebook page.

 

A Drama Showcase

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