The first drama productions of the year took place last Sunday night as our youngest actors took to the BSR stage for the annual Form I & II plays. Many of the young cast members were “threading the boards” for the first time and these short plays tend to serve as great stepping stones to greater dramatic challenges in the months or perhaps years ahead.
This year’s Form I play was a medieval comedy called ‘A Good Knight’s Work’ by Allan Mackey. The young cast were full of energy on the night as three brave knights battled each other, fire-breathing dragons and a bloodthirsty executioner for the hand of the fair princess. There were plenty of laughs and the odd groan at the
brilliant terrible puns.
The Form II play was an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story’ The Canterville Ghost’. Once again there were plenty of laughs as Sir Simon, the 300 year old ghost haunting Canterville Castle, grows increasingly exasperated at the new American owners who refuse to be frightened by him and his ghostly companions.
Well done to all the pupils involved (listed below) and to the staff (Mr Stewart, Mr Boobbyer, Mr Jones and Mr O’Shaughnessy) for directing.
|Form I Cast||Form II Cast|
|Chamberlain – Georgia Dobbs||Mr Otis – Finn|
|Servant – Henry van den Bergh||Mrs Otis – Giacomo Borrilo|
|Trumpeter – Hugo Bellew||Washington – Wilfred Hui|
|Lord Lilly – Seán Hennessy||Virginia – Alice Hutchon|
|Lady Lilly – Laurence Sun||Stars – Jason Otolorin|
|Lord Fitzroy – Max Heidenfeld||Stripes – Elijah Kim|
|Lady Fitzroy – Mena Sweetman||Sir Simon – Harry Casey|
|King Ferd – Christabella Osereme Lynch||The Spirit – Claire Higgins|
|Queen Maud – Oyindamola Oni||The Skeleton – Merida Zhang|
|Princess Adeline – Maureen Deng||Narrators: Finn Breatnach, Amy-Anne Newell and Divyaansh Bhardwaj|
|Executioner – Andrea Beggy|
|Magician – Charlie Dunleavy|
|Sir Blufus – Ivor Guinness|
|Sir Angus – Winnifred Cawley-Comerford|
|Sir Richard Trueheart – Eric Wang|