Drama in the Garden

5 July 2024


Students at Canons have truly embraced the beauty of our grounds over the past weeks, with two remarkable performances taking place in our gardens.

Firstly, Year 7 students participated in the cherished annual tradition of performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Each form took on an act, showcasing their talent and dedication. This event, a highlight of the academic year, saw students not only acting but also performing live music to enhance their scenes. The performances were spectacular, with stunning costumes that brought each act to life. A heartfelt thank you to the English Department for their exceptional effort in making this event a resounding success.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2024

The second performance made the most of the tremendous sunshine and the picturesque rose garden as the Classics Club performed ‘The Bacchae’ by Euripides. This ancient Greek tragedy, known for its powerful themes of divine vengeance, madness, and the duality of human nature, provided a stark and engaging contrast to the light-hearted Shakespearean comedy.

We were first treated to a taster of this remarkable play during Classics Week in the Spring Term. The Classics Club took to the stage in the main hall, delivering a short but captivating extract that left the audience wanting more. Building on this anticipation, the students returned to the rose garden to perform a more extensive version of the play as part of the Summer Festival.

The performance was a collective effort, not just from the students but also featuring cameos from Head of Classics, Mr. Pike, and Dr. Linscott, adding a delightful surprise for the audience. Many congratulations to all of Classics Club for their spectacular performance and special thanks to Mrs Forde who took on the role of Director.

The Bacchae