Young thespians double up at Solihull School - The Solihull Observer

Young thespians double up at Solihull School

Solihull Editorial 28th Feb, 2018   0

YOUNG thespians took to the stage for a double header at Solihull School.

Middle school pupils staged the plays Heritage and Remote which were both originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival.

Dafydd James’ black comedy Heritage – which delves into dark side of nationalism and poses the question when does heritage become destructive? – was directed by A Level theatre studies students.

And the pupils also performed Stef Smith’s Remote, exploring the themes of protest, power and protection,

School head of drama James Hammond, who directed Remote, said: “Although the plays explore diverse themes, they reflect a coming of age story and demonstrate how young people define themselves in the society they live in.

“While Remote is more earnest and observational, Heritage portrays the conflicting positions and responsibilities of teenagers and adults in modern-day society.

“I am extremely proud of the cast and crew for putting on two brilliant performances. It is fantastic to see our drama school continue to grow.”

Pupils are now busy rehearsing for a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for the annual senior school musical between March 14 and 17.For tickets call 0121 705 0958.


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