Ellesmere College Lower School Pupils Perform "Twelfth Night"

Ellesmere College Lower School Pupils perform

The William Shakespeare classic play 'Twelfth Night', has this week been performed at the Arts Centre by a group of budding Year 7 and 8 actors.

Under the direction of Margaret Hutchings, Media Studies and English teacher, the cast of 27 have spent much time this term learning lines and working together as a team to bring the play, set in the 1970's to life.

The play was performed on 2 consecutive nights to enthusiastic audiences. As well as a number of songs from the 70's being played, including favourites by Marc Bolam, Abba and Queen, live music was performed by the Year 8 Band, under the direction of Bethan Jones, Lower School Music Teacher. The set construction was delivered by Fred Williams, from the Design & Technology department and the cast was also supported by 2 sixth form students, Tristan Thomas and Lauren Griffiths, who were responsible for lighting and sound under the direction of Ellesmere's Theatre Manager, Rachel Orrell.

Margaret Hutchings commented: 'It was a challenge for the pupils to learn Shakespeare's lines and perform them with real meaning, but they succeeded beyond my expectations. Setting the play in the 1970's meant we could have a lot of fun bringing the ideas and humour to life in a way which even quite young students could enjoy and I was very impressed by their dedication and teamwork. As Malvolio says, 'Some achieve greatness....' and they certainly did!






























17th March 2008  Back to News