The Welly Fringe is next week …. Get your tickets now!

Welly Fringe will be the first of its kind, and we can expect a collection of three intriguing, inspiring and emotional plays from our drama students. The event will also include Shakespeare in the Master’s Garden at the end of the week. This is a week to block out in your diaries.

Tickets are free and available online

Open to pupils, staff, parents, and public

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Performed by 3rd Form Pupils.

10th May | CLT | 7pm

Schools’ Matinee – 11th May | CLT | 2pm

 Decade

Two Towers. Ten Years. Thousands of opinions.

No-one can forget the moment they heard the news. September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves across the globe. It was a day that was supposed to change the world forever. Ten years on, a team of major writers and thinkers explored our responses to the defining event of our times in this production, originally directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Decade is an exciting, innovative and reflective piece of modern theatre, which explores the complex emotions which followed the catastrophe of 9/11.

WARNING This show is not suitable for children and pupils under the age of 13  Contains strong language and some scenes that people may find upsetting.

9th May | CLT | 7pm 11th May | CLT | 20:30

The Wardrobe

Sam Holcroft’s The Wardrobe is a play exploring British history, how the country was shaped, and how connected we are with our past. The play’s action is set in different time periods across several centuries, all within the same large wardrobe. In each scene, a group of children climb into the wardrobe, seeking sanctuary of one sort or another. Performed by Sixth Form pupils.

9th May | CLT | 8:30pm

10th May | CLT | 8:30pm

Shakespeare in The Master’s Garden

11th May – The Master’s Garden  6pm

What could be more quintessentially British than open-air Shakespeare on a pleasant evening in May?  The audience will be treated to a variety of scenes and monologues from some of Shakespeare’s famous plays, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The performance will take place in the intimate and tranquil setting of the Master’s Lodge Gardens. Picnic blankets and drinks will be available, but you are welcome to bring folding chairs, and picnics! In the event of rain, the event will take place in the Master’s Lodge.