Drama performances are deemed ‘top class’

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The GCSE examination performances given by seven students at Monks Dyke Tennyson College in front of their external examiner were deemed ‘top class’.

As part of their course, the Year 11 drama students had to devise their own pieces and perform them publicly while being scrutinised by the exam board’s external examiner.

The task was to create drama pieces based on interesting and believable in-depth characters.

The result was outstanding and a packed audience were treated to two hours of pure entertainment.

The first play was based on modern-day themes of teenage issues, such as mental illness.

It was produced and performed by Emily Linforth, Charlie McCrae and Leah Silvester and was entitled Now and Then.

The second piece, Harmartia, was based on Greek mythology and was ably performed by Zeus Molina, Harvey Walker, Rachael Rolph and Milla Oliver.

While the examiner was making her deliberations, the audience were entertained by the Year 10 drama students delivering extracts from Cartwright’s Two scripts.

Kayleigh Nairn delighted the audience with her rendition of the Old Woman monologue, followed by Courtney Brumpton and Dillon Walker in Moth and Maudie. Finally, Lily Mountain and Mrs K Patterson acted as a middle-aged couple in Fred and Alice.