All Year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 drama students had the opportunity to watch an outstanding piece of contemporary theatre at Woodroffe this month. Theatre Centre perform here every year and always provide us with inspiring and thought provoking theatre. This year was no exception. Cleverly weaving two time periods, it explored connections between the Notting Hill race riots of 1958 and the London riots of 2011 and the treatment of teenage girls in modern day gang culture. After the performance there was a questions and answers session. The actors answered questions on the content of the play, the rehearsal process and their training.

The Year 11 students then did 30% of their GCSE exam on the performance and both the Year 9 and Year 10 students reviewed it.

Here is what some of the Year 9 students commented about the production:

The actors vocal expressions suited their body language perfectly…the fight was intense…good stylised scene at the start, incorporating dance…accurate accents represented the age and era…clever sound effects resulting in a more effective listening experience…we could empathise with the characters…it was amazing…the use of space was really good.

Advice for the Young at Heart - Drama Performance

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