Noah is an adaptation of the well-known biblical story about the eponymous character and his family as they embark on the famous ark. Originally commissioned for Chichester Festival Youth Theatre in 2012, it was a brave and uncompromising retelling of the traditional story of the flood with plenty of humour.
In Mrs Joughin's The Living Library, what starts as a fight to save the local library becomes a fight for the characters’ lives. Alice and the White Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and other characters from classic novels, joined the children on stage for this lively performance as they search for, ‘The Book with All the Answers.’ Music by Mr D McGarry was a tuneful addition to the skilful acting of our Year 7 and 8 pupils.
All of the photographs are available here, and also some of the backstage crew.
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Arthur Millers dramatic story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Rooted in the history of the day, it recounts the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England, feeding on the religious fundamentalism of this tight-knit community. Good men and women were hung on the words of children; and neighbour turned on neighbour in fear for their lives and souls. Writing in the 1950s, Miller was reflecting the Communist Witch-hunts taking place in his own community, where men were ruined by association and on the strength of accusation alone.