School TheatreIt's been a busy start to the term in the Drama Department and the Year 12 girls have enjoyed visits to both the Oxford Playhouse to see Malory Towers and the Theatre Royal Bath to see Posh.

'On 3rd October we went to Oxford Playhouse to watch Malory Towers by Wise Children. The play was devised and based upon the novels of Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, and directed by Emma Rice. The inclusive cast worked hard to make the story, which was written in the 1940s, relevant to today by including themes such as feminism and gender identity. We really enjoyed the music and dance which created a fun and energetic atmosphere for all of us to enjoy. We particularly enjoyed the character of Sally Hope whose comic one liners had the audience in hysterics. Overall, we really enjoyed this play as it was refreshingly optimistic and it saw the best in people.'  Nell and Eliza (Year 12).

'On 24th September we saw Posh at the Theatre Royal Bath. The inspiration for the recent film 'The Riot Club', the plot centres on an exclusive, all-male Oxford University dining club. The play focused on class divide and the issues surrounding privilege; an extremely relevant issue as many of our recent prime ministers were part of the Bullingdon Club at Oxford University. We thought that Tyger Drew-Honey was particularly impressive in the role of ring-leader, Alistair, because his accent and physical skills brought the character alive'.  Ore and Isla (Year 12)