This week saw the climax of months of hard work as the girls performed the school production of the classic A-level text, Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
All the girls were outstanding on both nights and we must congratulate them all, as well as Mrs Larder and Mrs Band, who have been working flat out since September to bring this challenging, topical and thought provoking play to life.
The play shows the regenerative power of drama as a group of convicts sent to Australia are told to stage a play - based on a true story the play presents a humane, moving and very funny account of the first theatrical production to be staged in Australia’s new colony.
The girls certainly did the play justice and will most certainly be ready for the Easter break!
Headmistress Mrs Keville had this to say: "This week's Epic and Ensemble performances of 'Our Country's Good' were without doubt a real highlight of the term. The hard work from all involved certainly paid off; the girls’ performances were hard-hitting and powerful with very strong characterisation and the production team did a fabulous job. I feel blessed to lead a school where there is an abundance of such talent and seeing the girls work so well together was wonderful. Mrs Wallace-Woodroffe was also very impressed! We were all left in no doubt about just how significant the impact of theatre can be."