“Doctor Faustus” Hailed As Faust-astic!

Tuesday 1st April 2014

Term ended on a high in dramaramaland with three outstanding performances of Christopher Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” in the Performing Arts Centre. The cast of twenty L5 and U5 girls prepared with immense commitment and energy over the 8 week rehearsal period and their hard work really paid off.

The cast was headed by Jane Beet, now a veteran of Queen Anne’s drama, in the lead role as Faustus and she was ably supported by three girls (Rosie Dart, Caitlin Croke and Lauren Neil) playing the role of the devilish Mephistophilis as a sort of sinuous, three-headed hissing hydra. The sight of the girls stabbing through the set with kitchen knives in a manner resembling Hitchcock’s “Psycho” will be giving many people nightmares for a long time to come!

Rosie has had a particularly busy time “treading the boards” recently as she performed at the Woodley Arts Festival (winning a Gold medal and first place), followed by a performance at an all school assembly, followed by her performances in “Doctor Faustus” and then followed by a performance at the Gala Evening for the “Brightest Young Things” at the Woodley Arts Festival where she was also awarded the Sonning Players’ Cup.

Next term is packed with dramatastic events, the highlight of which is that juggernaut of fun, the Junior Production at the end of June. This year, dramaramaland will be visiting the Neverland as it mounts its production of “Peter Pan”: what an awfully big adventure!

Click here to view a slideshow of photographs from the performances. A big thank you to Mr Ian Chapman, Teacher of Economics and Business Studies, for taking the photographs:



 

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