On Thursday 5th May, the FCC extra-curricular drama club performed their finished ‘Bombs and Blackberries’ production to a packed audience of family, friends and staff of FCC.
Students started work on their adaptation of the Julia Donaldson book back in September 2021 within their after-school drama club, which is open to all students from years 7,8 and 9. The group used some of the original text of the book and also incorporated their own devised work that they had scripted themselves.
Miss Coney, Curriculum Leader for drama, commented: “The students have worked really hard on the performance and their enthusiasm and effort has been outstanding. They were originally due to perform at the end of the winter term but the production was postponed due to covid restrictions. They used the extra term of rehearsal time to perfect their performance and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended. Well done to all the students who took part.”
Rory Lyn, year 8 student commented: “I played Farmer Greg and Kenny and it was great fun! I made friends with students who I do not have lessons with and also some who aren’t in my year group. It was all a really good experience to be involved with – I would definitely recommend it to any other students who are thinking about joining the club. We are busy planning our next production now!”