Article: Gina Sternberg Yr 10
Photos: Michael Pilkington
The opening night of the Senior Play ‘Under Milk Wood' was a resounding success. The original interpretation of the play by Dylan Thomas was greatly enjoyed by the audience who were treated to a night of visual effects accompanying the tremendous acting and singing.
The production, directed by Mr Lewis, was highly innovative with a combination of on-stage acting and projections in order to maintain the ‘dream-like nature of the narrative voices'. The narratives of 1st Voice were projected live onto the backdrop of the stage maintaining the ‘live theatre' atmosphere of the performance. The roles of 1st Voice, together with 2nd Voice on stage established the feeling of an omniscient and omnipresent narrator - or in this case many narrators.
The story recounts the dreams, gossip and waking hours of this typically sleepy Welsh town. Each individual portrayal in Under Milk Wood brought a different aspect to the production, be it Mr Pugh's humour or Rev. Eli Jenkins' evangelism. The eccentric yet charming characters were created so well thanks to the remarkable acting of the girls involved with their convincing Welsh accents.
The audience were delighted to find surprises throughout the performance starting with the full projection of the sea onto the stage. Many of the characters performed delightful solos as well as chorus songs accompanying Mr Podd's original music. Other delights were the short but memorable animations to accompany the acting which brought a whole new dimension into performances at the school. Congratulations go to all the girls involved whose hard work truly has paid off whether they were on stage or backstage.
There are still tickets available for the performances on Wednesday 3rd March and Thursday 4th March. Tickets for the show are £5 and are available from Mrs Degnan on 020 8951 6369 (email@example.com). It is truly a show not to be missed!
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