CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

AUDIENCE CHEER FOR 'MORE' OLIVER TWIST AT WESTONBIRT SCHOOL

PUBLISHED: 16:04 20 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:16 20 February 2013

AUDIENCE CHEER FOR 'MORE' OLIVER TWIST AT WESTONBIRT SCHOOL

AUDIENCE CHEER FOR 'MORE' OLIVER TWIST AT WESTONBIRT SCHOOL

At the end of the Spring Term, Westonbirt School' girls gave two magnificent performances of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. <br/><br/><br/><br/>This year's school production (an adaptation by Neil Bartlett) certainly did have a 'twist'

At the end of the Spring Term, Westonbirt School girls gave two magnificent performances of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist.



This years school production (an adaptation by Neil Bartlett) certainly did have a twistas the audience in the Orangery Theatre was transported not to the streets of London as you might expect, but on to the life-size board of Snakes and Ladders.

The inspiration for the set came from a picture of Mount Purgatory where poor souls are seen clambering to the top of new levels in the hope of redeeming themselves and earning a place in heaven. Neil Bartletts new adaptation of Oliver Twist showed how the infamous characters of Dodger, Fagin, Nancy, Sikes and Brownlow were caught in their own personal purgatory too. Would they scale the levels to ascend to a better life or be forever destined to a life in hell? The audience watched the characters of good and bad climb up to great heights and fall to the depths of despair as they performed the deeds that would determine their fate.



Head of Drama, Charlotte Crosbee, was delighted with the girls performances:

It was afantastic production to directinvolving a committed, professional cast of girls from all year groups. The cast rose to the challenge of creating real, Dickensian characters such asFagin and Dodger onthe wacky, bold and vibrant set of a Snakes and Ladders board. There were some brilliant performances given by lead roles, especiallySaskia Burden as Fagin, Alice Wordsworth as Nancy and EmmaGardner as Bill Sikes. The girls all worked extremely hard and I am very proud of them all.


Performing Arts at Westonbirt School are thriving. Many girls won first place awards for Speech and Drama at the recent Bath Festival, as well as first place awards at the Bath Music Festival. The girls also participate in community projects and last year visited Hop, Skip and Jump! a local day care centre for children with special needs, where the girls spent a rewarding few hours playing drama games with them as part of a drama therapy initiative.


OPEN MORNING AT WESTONBIRT SCHOOL AND ROSE HILL WESTONBIRT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Saturday, 12th May: 09:30am 12:30pm For further information please contact our Registrar on 01666 881375, email: registrar@westonbirt.org

www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk


More from Education

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

From an all-boy, all boarding prep school for just 30 pupils, to the quietly trailblazing yet still traditional school it is today – here is a snapshot of Beaudesert over its 110-year history

Read more
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“After a busy summer of preparation, we are delighted to open our brand new campus on time and to schedule.”

Read more
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Women make up just nine per cent of the UK’s engineering and technology workforce and Renishaw, the Gloucestershire based engineering company, is working hard to address these statistics

Read more
Monday, June 18, 2018

An idea to improve safety on farms has won a prestigious Dragon’s Den-style competition for student entrepreneurs

Read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

“The world of motorsport is an inherently difficult one for young people to get involved in and programmes such as this are needed to make it more accessible.

Read more
Monday, June 4, 2018

Following a successful private show on Friday May 25, more than 100 Art & Design students from Abingdon & Witney College are gearing up for a two-week long public viewing of their end of year show

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search