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posted 9 Jan 2015, 08:36 by Web Admin

Shakespeare Festival performance receives great reviews...

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.

Cast

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


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