What ho! As 2021 drew to a close, Drama students were busy perfecting their best British accents, getting their jolly hockey sticks at the ready and putting their best foot forward to audition for the next drama production. Rather! If that wasn't enough of a clue for you, in this week’s Secondary Blog, Ms Sullivan (Head of Faculty for CE Arts), shares some tantalising updates on this year’s production of Daisy Pulls It Off.
Daisy Pulls It Off is a comedy play that parodies the wholesome adventure stories of 1920s English boarding schools. The titular Daisy is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls. The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of her new teachers. Many midnight feasts, jolly japes and feats of derring-do will be had in our Term 2 production. How splendid indeed.
This week, members of the Daisy company have gathered for first rehearsals. And spiffing good fun was had by all! As well as reading through the script and hearing about the exciting approaches to staging, students all spent time getting to know one another. There is something truly marvellous about our noble young students from each and every year group working towards a common goal. Hear, hear!
Our oldest student in the company, Sixth Former Alissa says, “I feel very excited to be able to participate in the production this year. I am looking forward to working with the other actors in the company as well as the directing team.”
Our youngest performer, Ruby in Year 7, says “I am really excited about being in this play as it is my first proper play being in and just knowing that I can get a part in it makes me really happy. I really like the role that I was given and really looking forward to playing.”
Saskia, Year 10, is taking on the lead role of Daisy and has this to say about being cast: “I’m extremely happy to be playing Daisy in Daisy Pulls It Off, since I have never had a lead role in any KLASS performance. I’m happy that I am able to work with so many other students from different years to me, and I can't wait to perform to the rest of the school.”
Ms Sullivan and Ms Watkinson are thrilled to have two new members of the directing team working on the production - Ms Withrington and Ms Gray. Ms Withrington had this to say about getting stuck in with the japes: “I’m already so impressed with the cast’s commitment to their roles - and their splendidly marvellous enthusiasm!”
What spiffing good chaps!
There are hockey games, clifftop rescues and Latin lessons to complete before we are ready to invite an audience to join the fun. Watch this space for more details!
Hinc spes effulget! (Or Hope Shines Forth, for those of you with no Latin!)