Year 10 – Dracula
On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November, the Year 10 Drama class took to the stage to perform an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, ‘Dracula’. Over 3 performances, this talented group of actors shocked and delighted the audience with the most famous vampire story of all time. Through dynamic lighting, atmospheric sound, eerie special effects and a gothic 19th century setting, the theatre was transformed into a sanatorium on the outskirts of London where patients are treated for rare and strange afflictions. The actors skilfully brought to life the story of Count Dracula, who comes to London in search of ‘new blood’ but is foiled by the brilliant specialist, Professor Van Helsing. The cast did a fantastic job of creating convincing characters that kept the audience on the edge of their seats as well as delighting them with highly entertaining comic moments.
Bravo Year 10 Drama students!
Year 12 – Animal Farm
Animal Farm is an animal tale, in the form of a satirical allegorical novella, by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. It tells the story of a group of farm animals with human traits who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, the rebellion is betrayed and, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before.
The play performed by the Year 12 Drama students at Norwood International High School took place at the Ivan Coward Theatre on the 27-29 June. Reviewing the highly successful play – Animal Farm, it is evident that the production achieved remarkable outcomes for the participants.
The Year 12 performance of “Animal Farm” not only entertained but also served as a platform for valuable learning experiences, showcasing the students’ growth in theatrical skills, creativity, and critical analysis. We are all very proud of them!