On the evening of Thursday March 2nd, the audience enjoyed the annual Speech and Drama showcase in Oaks Hall. The evening began with a delightful devised piece by several Junior School girls who worked beautifully as an ensemble making us laugh with their antics “in the library”!
The Senior Girls presented work from some of our greatest and most challenging authors, poets and playwrights – the audience enjoyed William Shakespeare at his wittiest, fiercest and most tragic, the wit of Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward, the social realism of Charles Dickens, the contemporary humour of Alan Ayckbourn, the poignancy of TS Eliot, the sorrow of Siegfried Sassoon and other equally compelling, if lesser known authors.
All this work required great commitment, focus, intelligence and skill from our students. Their technical skills and emotional passion was evident throughout the evening – each girl shone in the warmth of the Oaks Hall in her special and unique way. The reception from the audience for all the performances, and the evening as a whole, was testament to the girls’ hard work, skills and enjoyment at presenting their creative journeys. It was a pleasure to be part of the evening.
Juliette Hammond, Head of Speech and Drama