In only two short hours a week we were able to create a performance of one of the most famous Christmas stories ever told.
The last few weeks have seen lunchtime rehearsals used to hone scenes and develop character whilst the set was being painted and costumes and props finalised. Our student tech team joined us the week before the show and at this point things started to slot together. Scenes were lit, music created atmosphere and the backstage crew ensured that the smoke machine was used to great effect. Microphones, always a tricky technical element, were practised with and Year 11 were ready to work as door staff. All of a sudden, we were ready. It was time to perform.
Fifty three students, eleven members of staff, two dress rehearsals with a combined audience of 700 primary students and community partners, two evening performances with an audience of over 200 each night.
Lots of hard work, lots of smiles and lots of creativity. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this beautiful production together.
Anne-Marie Astley, Drama Teacher