Matching haircuts - getting into character - Twelfth Night

Getting into character here, with matching haircuts, are the shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian. As the play begins, each believes the other to have drowned at sea. But washed up on shore, and in a strange country, Viola decides to disguise herself as a man. 

 

What follows is a tale of mistaken identity and love, with humour, pathos and a touch of sword fighting.

 

All welcome, no tickets needed, donations at the door.

Class 8a Journal - Update.a, on 'Twelfth Night'

Download pdf version of Update.a here or pick up a copy from the Mansion

 

Alumni - Lennox Smith and what he's up to at Oxford

I am very lucky to be taking part in this project next week as part of an ensemble I play in at university. Please see the link here
Lennox Smith

 

Early Years Open Morning 12th May

Class 8a Play - Twelfth Night

Class 8a Play - Twelfth Night
A synopsis by Gabrielle Hebrank
After being shipwrecked, Viola is washed up on the shore of Illyria. Mistakenly thinking that her twin brother Sebastian is dead, and overcome with grief, she disguises herself as a man, taking a new name “Cesario”. She finds work in the Court of Duke Orsino, and before long she has fallen in love with him.
Meanwhile the noble lady Olivia falls in love with Cesario, mistaking her to be a man but Duke Orsino is trying to court Lady Olivia!
In this tale of love and mistaken identity, we also have Sir Toby Belch (Olivia’s uncle), Sir Andrew Aguecheek (who also loves Lady
Olivia), Maria (Olivia’s cunning lady-in-waiting), Feste and Armina (Olivia’s personal clowns) and her steward Malvolio.
Malvolio’s haughty attitude annoys the others and they write a letter that lets Malvolio
believe that Lady Olivia loves him. He falls for their ruse and the hi-jinks begin.....
Please join us at Class 8a’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s much-loved play, Twelfth Night, on Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th at 19:30 pm in the Theatre.
No tickets needed.

Whole School Open Morning 8th March

To Register please click here

Talk by Dr. Michaela Gloeckler 6th March

Class 12 Play rehearsals under way! See the photos

The Class 12 Play is coming up... rehearsals are well under way all this week!

Prepare yourselves for a dark tale of intrigue, detection and danger. Which will prevail? Passion, murder and revenge or reason, deduction and the law? We will ask what justice is, and you must decide...

At 19:30 in the Michael Hall Theatre, on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of February.

Tickets are £6 per adult and £4 per child, suitable for ages 10 and up and available from Reception.

We look forward to sharing our play with you.

Jacob Forward (Class 12) Photos by Jan Macbean

Death on a Rail - Class 12 Play

The Class 12 Play is coming up...

Prepare yourselves for a dark tale of intrigue, detection and danger. Which will prevail? Passion, murder and revenge or reason, deduction and the law? We will ask what justice is, and you must decide...

At 19:30 in the Michael Hall Theatre, on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of February.

Tickets are £6 per adult and £4 per child, suitable for ages 10 and up and available from Reception.

We look forward to sharing our play with you.

Jacob Forward (Class 12)

Class 8a Project Presentations tonight

Dear all,

We warmly invite you to come and enjoy the Class 8a Project Presentations in the Theatre tonight at 7pm, followed by the chance to see the pupils and their projects in the Long Room.

The Project Presentations are a wonderful opportunity to hear the pupils speak individually about their journeys and discoveries in their chosen subject - from Artificial Intelligence to Rock Climbing to Animal Rescue and Animation.

This rite of passage is the culmination of months of work, with pupils learning new skills and making discoveries not only about their chosen subject but also about themselves.

All are welcome to this celebration of their work. May we remind parents that while you are on school grounds throughout the evening event your child/children's behaviour is your responsibility, with no photos or filming please. Thank you in advance for helping to ensure that this is an enjoyable evening for all.

Hilary Jessel

Class 8a teacher