A Drama Showcase

23 May 2019

 

Over the years, Caldicott's Drama provision has gone from strength to strength. The school introduced LAMDA classes a few years ago as an optional activity for the boys. This year the Caldicott welcomed a specialist LAMDA teacher, Ella Ferdenzi to the Performing Arts team. With her expertise and dedication, the boys' skills and enthusiasm are only growing.

This week, Caldicott’s budding thespians shared a selection of theatrical performances in the annual Drama Showcase. These pieces were performed by those boys studying for their upcoming LAMDA exams, as well as two pieces devised during the Easter Drama Camp.

The performances were:

  • Charles S and Sonny A (4th Form) – Fish by Ann Cartwright
  • Leo LF (2nd Form) – All I want is Scruffy Back by Jeffery Granger-Hill
  • Jack C and Abbas A (4th Form) – Utter Garbage by Les Ellison
  • Toby W (3rd Form) –See Saw Tree by David Wood
  • William S (5th Form) – Porridge Trauma Incident by Eleanor McLeod
  • Indi G and Yoyo Z (4th Form) - There’s nothing to it! by Phil Jamieson
  • Dario H (4th Form), Arthur D (4th Form), Luca K (4th Form), Max LF (4th Form), Edward M (5th Form), Oliver R (5th Form), George T (5th Form) and Will D (5th Form) - The Car Journey,
    Easter Drama Course Devised Piece
  • Charlie C and Giacomo R (4th Form) - Utter Garbage by Judy Blume
  • Rafi G (4th Form) – Reserved by David Campton
  • Aarav S (4th Form) – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling
  • Felix T (4th Form) – Dogface by Kellie Powell
  • Harry J and Charlie N (4th Form) – Machine Gunners by Robert Westhall
  • Dario H (4th Form), Arthur D (4th Form), Luca K (4th Form), Max LF (4th Form), Edward M (5th Form), Oliver R (5th Form), George T (5th Form) and Will D (5th Form) - “Travel”, Easter Drama Course Physical Theatre Piece
  • Albert S and Sebastian E (5th Form) – How to Write A Play by Peter Terson
  • George T (5th Form) and Oliver T (6th Form) – DNA by Dennis Kelly
  • Animesh K and Hugo E (5th Form) – Victims by Nick Teed
  • Edward M (5th Form) – Alfred P Doolittle by George Bernard Shaw

It was a wonderful evening highlighting just some of the excellent acting talent from the boys at Caldicott. Their performances were hugely entertaining, amusing and thought provoking.

As well as the onstage talent, the backstage crew transitioned the scenes seamlessly, making sure the evening ran smoothly and professionally.

Huge thanks go to Head of Drama, Jo Duncan, and LAMDA teacher, Ella Ferdenzi, who has worked tirelessly and helped with the boys this term. We wish them the best of luck in their upcoming exams.

 

Drama and LAMDA Showcase at Caldicott School

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