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Transition year Drama news 2019

21-January-19
Transition year Drama news 2019

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Transition year Drama news 2019

Shakespeare Schools festival and the All Ireland Transition year drama festival 2019

2019 is proving to be a very exciting and creative year for our current transition year students. After a very successful production of ‘Singin in the rain’ in November 2018, our transition year students were given another opportunity to audition for another creative and dramatic production. Mount Sackville has entered the inaugural School Shakespeare Festival which is taking place on January 24th and 25th in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. This is a new and exciting opportunity for our students to explore Shakespeare in a fresh, innovative manner as each school entry has to explore a Shakespearian text in a thirty minute short abridged version of a full Shakespeare play.

Auditions were held at lunch time and a cast of twenty one students have been rehearsing a unique version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ since December. This performance explores the key scenes and key themes of Shakespeare’s original text but there is a modern comedic twist to this interpretation as our modern Juliet,(‘Jules’) is due to appear on the daytime Talk show ‘Loose Women’. This witty modern version of the play is an extract from the play ‘Shakespeare on the loose’ written by Clodagh Havel (our own current TY Coordinator) which was originally performed in 2017.

The cast of transition year girls will be performing ‘Jules on the Loose’ at this new festival on Thursday 24th January at 7.30pm in the Mill Theatre. Following on from the Shakespeare Festival, the cast will be bringing this play to another drama competition ‘The All Ireland Transition year drama festival’ on Tuesday 29th January. This is a national competition open to all schools across the country and our play will be onstage in the Arts Centre in Mullingar at 10am. Plays must be thirty minutes long and the standard of performance is very high. We wish the cast and their director, Ms. Dowling,the very best in both these exciting drama competitions.

Class play ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller…coming in March!

Ms.Dowling’s Transition Year English class ‘Volta’ have been studying the play ‘The Crucible’ as part of their English curriculum. This play is set in 1692 and this classic parable draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunt of 1692 and the Mc Carthyism that gripped America in the 1950’s. The play explores how the power of false accusations can tear communities apart and this theme resonates with society today. The class will be performing an abridged version of this intense and brilliant play in our own Lecture Theatre on Wednesday March 27th and 28th. All welcome.

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