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Wealth of talent showcased at 'Speech and Drama Presents...'

Wealth of talent showcased at 'Speech and Drama Presents...'

Speech and Drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos showcased their talents at a special event this week.

A large audience descended on the Sixth Form Ferguson Centre for ‘Speech and Drama Presents….’ which took place on Tuesday, October 3.

Kicking off the show were the Year 7 group of Christian Cheesley, Will Tavernor, Llion Morris, Freddie James and George Watkins, who performed the Little Mix smash hit Power complete in girl band attire.

Holly Battersby and Niamh Hall created an improvisation on ‘Fiona’s Fitness Weekend’, while Deputy Head Tim Cashell was a special guest on stage for Eve Durrans and Ruby Merrick’s moral message ‘You’ll Be Found Out’.

There were a trio of solo efforts that took the eye in the form of Beau Holden, Shruthi Ganapathi and Emily Jones, and the ‘Academy for Young Ladies’ improvisation by Lili Northcott and Emma Hackman was also outstanding.

Year 9 pupil Bella Rutherford turned the Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs into a Beauty Queen as part of her impressive solo piece, and Josh Peevor also shone as Marcus, a teenager caught up in the criminal world in his performance entitled ‘Running’.

Darcie Harker-Weston demonstrated her superb acting ability in her solo depiction of Natalie in ‘Good Impressions’, while Chinese boarding pupils Amy Yue, and Alicia Zhou devised a scene about two teenagers on their phones for their excellent contribution.

Lower Sixth Former Ruby James was another to stand out as Blanche Dubois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, and there was also some black comedy for those in attendance to enjoy thanks to Debbie Issit’s ‘The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband’.

An exceptional night of entertainment was closed out by a prologue recited by Ruby Hodgson ahead of the ‘Kitchen Scene’ acted out by Grace Ormerod and Miles Poller.

Teacher Christine Bloomfield, said: “Much of the material has been devised in only one or two lessons this term: there was a variety of solo acting performances, devised and improvised scenes, and even a dance.

“Thank you to all our confident performers, their parents and friends for attending, and members of the Sixth Form for serving refreshments.”

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