L6 Drama and Theatre students devise four new plays

24 May 2017

This time of year sees many drama students switching attention from the stage to the page as exams kick in, but L6th A Level students have been active recently creating four new plays for audiences in the St Helen's studio theatre. All four drew inspiration from the same starting points - an extract from OA Mike Bartlett's 2010 play, Earthquakes in London, and the approaches of Cornwall-based theatre company Kneehigh.

Two Truths and Lie explored the impact of a revelation on three siblings at their parents' 30th wedding anniversary. Plumblossom delved beneath the apparently placid surface of village life to shine a light on tensions at the heart of a family. Maximum Sentence centred on an injustice that carried the death penalty while Kill Your Darlings followed a mother who found it impossible to love her child. Congratulations to Reuben Havelock, Archie Gittos, Arthur Musson, Joseph Salter and their St Helen's counterparts on the pieces: all four plays offered their audiences varied, thought-provoking, and hugely satisfying theatrical experiences.

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