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Arts Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Kavya Sharma, Senior Marketing Prefect 

Students from across the school took part in our largest drama production yet, as after a year of rehearsals they performed on three nights over the course of the past week in order to showcase the remarkable creative talent we have to offer. 

Written by our very own Mr Smith (play) and Dan Dixon (soundtrack), the script was not only comedic but provided a sophisticated balance between the iconic Shakespeare monologues and modern themes. The humour, provided by the three Pucks (Gabi Besant, Jessie MacLeod and Rebecca Cummins) and Bottom (Emily Atkins) alongside outstanding vocals by Titania/Hippolyta and Oberon/Theseus (Hannah Stiles and Marianne James) were given a greater impact by the chorus of fairies who heightened the incredible energy on stage. 

As well as the originality in the script, the show acted as a representation of all creative departments, notably the live band (performed by Dan Dixon's Advanced Chamber Ensemble), solos by Amelia Snoxell and Josie Kucera, and two sets of advance dancers. 

The shows were slick; the professionalism of the student lighting team and the actors, as well as the beautiful stage and set created an incredible ambiance, thus adding even more to the visuals.

The School would like to thank everyone who was involved for presenting such an exceptional musical, as well as all members of staff who dedicated their time and talents to ensuring the success of the show.