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GCSE Theatre Studies devised performances

On Thursday 5th November the GCSE Theatre Studies pupils showcased their devised performance exam pieces, worth 40% of their GCSE Mark, to an audience of parents and friends in the Twigg and Dobson Theatre.

The evening offered a diverse range of styles of performance from Brechtian-inspired plays that looked at the migrant crisis and the fickleness of those in positions of power, with humour and wit that entertained and informed, as well as two naturalistic performances one set in a prison and the other the home of a war veteran that were harrowing and acted with great maturity and sensitivity. There was also a piece of physical theatre set in an airplane inspired by the work of theatre company Frantic Assembly, who pupils worked with last year, that was both lyrical and engaging.

The standard of the whole evening was incredibly high with superb performances showcasing the wealth of talent of the pupils both as performers and writers. We wish them best of luck for their exam this Thursday.