Talbot Heath's annual Speech and Drama showcase was held this week and offered a wonderful opportunity for the pupils who take Speech and Drama Training lessons to demonstrate their work to family and friends. Performers across the year groups participated in this dramatic and entertaining evening offering a varied programme of poetry, prose extracts and dramatic scenes from plays. The show featured classic, modern and contemporary pieces; writers included Tennesse Williams, Shakespeare, Anne Frank and more modern authors Jacqueline Wilson and Veronica Roth.
Particularly noteworthy were Ellie Burrage and Issy Jagger who acted the final dramatic moment in 'The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband' by Debbie Issit, and Stefanie Tucker and Ursula Gannon, who performed a scene from 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams. The showcase demonstrated different stages of rehearsal to the final polished performance. Junior School Drama club made their debut in the show with a worked improvisation about the perils of leaving your children home alone.
Thanks go to Deborah Tendler for organising the event and to all of the girls who took part in the evening, including expert instrumentalists Sharon Chan, Michelle Kwok, Lim Li, Ariella Gerson and Daisy Fuller.