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The Sixth Form Enrichment Performance, Bl**p!

Published on 06/06/24

The Sixth Form Enrichment Performance, Bl**p! - three one act plays by Michael Frayn and Alan Ayckbourn.

Our Sixth Form enrichment performance was directed by Mrs Deborah Foote and Year 13 student Arshiya. Three contrasting one act comedy plays by Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Frayn were selected both to complement one another and to suit the talents of our cast of Year 12 and 13 performers. All three plays alluded to our struggles with communication, each one providing a hilarious and often farcical take on technology as the characters battled with intercoms, electrical shocks, unfathomable gadgets and unidentified beeping noises. To add additional comedy, and to make the plays more relevant to a modern audience, the directors added some contemporary twists and layers, such as the use of microphones to add live sound effects and they also included a musical rendition of ´Come Fly with Me', sung by Arshiya to link two of the plays.

For our Year 13 students - Tom, Will, Arshiya, Will, Jada, Chris and Lydia - this was their last public performance as Stephen Perse students. All of them have shown enormous dedication to the Drama department during their time at the school, both onstage and behind the scenes. Their enthusiasm, commitment and talents will be very much missed - we hope they will continue to pursue their theatrical interests at university, whatever path they choose.