Drama students from years 9 and 11 at Felpham Community College took to the stage at the Mayflower Theatre Studios, Southampton, on the 27th April.
Performing their adaption of the National Theatre scripted play, ‘Find a Partner’, the drama group have been working on their performance since October as an extra-curricular activity. At the end of March, they performed to a mentor director from the National Theatre, who gave them feedback and ideas to work on before their final performance at the Mayflower Studios. The students then took part in a puppetry and ensemble workshop at the Southampton Studios with an industry professional, before running their technical and dress rehearsal in April.
Miss Coney, Curriculum Leader for drama commented: “Our group have put in so much time and effort and have worked really hard on their performance. After 2 years of no theatre, it was amazing to get students back on a ‘real’ stage and performing to a packed audience. Well done to everyone who took part – you were a credit to FCC and the skills you have developed have been phenomenal.”
Ruby Hobbs, year 12 student commented: “It was so much fun to finally perform what we had been working on for months, and to perform to an audience after nearly 2 years of restrictions. I am looking forward to studying performing arts in the sixth form now!”