Speech and Drama students were given the opportunity to perform their hard work to parents, peers and staff at the Showcase recently. It was an informal evening of poetry, prose and drama where girls entertained the audience with a vast range of graded items that the performers had been working on during lessons; the majority of the participants will be taking their LAMDA examinations at the end of term and the Grade 8 girls were given the opportunity to perform all three of their pieces.
Anya was the first to recite her Grade Four extract, from Jane Austen’s 'Emma'. Over forty children demonstrated their forthcoming LAMDA examination pieces, both traditional and contemporary, to an appreciative and lively audience of grandparents, parents, siblings and staff.
India and Olivia rounded off the evening with an energetic performance with all three of their Grade Eight Acting pieces, Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennesse Williams and ‘Things I Know to be True’ by Andrew Bovell.
It was an impressive evening which clearly highlighted the wealth of talent present amongst the girls.
Thanks go to all of the performers and the audience who supported; to Theo Tendler for his piano playing, and especially to Debs Tendler, for her organisation, coaching and enthusiasm for Speech and Drama.