Our Shakespeare Schools Festival cast performed ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ to a sell-out audience at Dance East on Thursday 6 November. Also
performing on the night were Ormiston Sudbury Academy (‘Much Ado About Nothing’) and Castle Hill Junior School (‘Richard III’).
Having auditioned in September, we had a tight schedule to complete rehearsals of our 30 minute abridged version of Shakespeare’s text. The cast rose to the challenge, and were responsible for many of the creative ideas, including the dramatic fight sequence, as well as learning lines and developing characters.
Directed by Mr Stone and Mrs Cole, with lighting and sound from our Year 12 Technical Team, the final performance was praised for being a powerful and creative interpretation; highly professional and with an impressive ensemble approach. We were incredibly proud of everyone involved, and look forward to sharing it again at our showcase evening in February - another opportunity to catch this excellent performance.
Michael Meredith Mark Antony
Savanah Veitch Soldier/Soothsayer
Niamh Bennett Octavia
Ginny Moulster Maecenas/Messenger (Cleopatra)
Natasha Bulloch Enobarbus
Laura Trivett Philo/Guard
Beatrice Carpenter Clown/Lepidus
Francesca Mann Soldier
Emily White Charmain
Tiegan Fielding Cleopatra
Grace Cruse Messenger (from Rome)
Michelle Cotton Scarus
Alysha Lawson-Frost Eros
Melissa Belton Agrippa
Jake Bridges-Burns Soldier
Phoebe Stygall Proculeius
Keelan Swift-Stalley Octavius Caesar
Bethan Fitchett Mardian/Demetrius