Well done to our A Level Drama students, who completed a mammoth production recently of ‘Pool No Water’ by Mark Ravenhill.
‘This hypnotic and razor-sharp play tears up the ideals of friendship and art, exposing a deep vein of envy. The lines of the script are not assigned to particular characters or parts, but reveal a seething collective experience of guilt and jealousy.
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool. For one night only, the group is back together, pretending to be bohemian and carefree even though they’re all older now and the rest of them don’t have pools. But a horrific accident puts an end to the nostalgia, and puts their host into a coma.
None of them is sure who was first to take out a camera. And before too long her suffering is being claimed, exploited, delighted in, because it makes wonderful art.’
The students did themselves proud and produced an excellent and extremely thought provoking piece of theatre – well done !!
Head of Drama