At the start of May, our year 12 students completed the final part of their AS drama course – performing their group scripted performances to a large audience of friends and family. If that wasn’t daunting enough, they had one extra – and very important – audience member to impress, their examiner from Edexcel.
The class were split into two groups; one group performed Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus”. This play follows the struggle of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to be recognised for his genius and musical talent by the court of eighteenth-century Vienna. One person – Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does recognise Mozart’s skills, but is tortured by what he hears and he sets out to destroy the man he sees as God’s instrument on earth.
The other group performed Anthony Neilson’s “The Wonderful World of Dissocia”, which follows the journey of Lisa Jones through the weird, wonderful – and at times utterly bonkers – world of Dissocia as she searches for her one lost hour.
The students have worked incredibly hard over the past couple of months to produce these two professional pieces of theatre. However, as these performances are assessed directly by the exam board the students will have to wait until mid August to find out how they did…
More photographs from these performances can be seen in our Flickr album and on display in the Performing Arts building.
The Drama Department