The Year 11 GCSE Drama production of Frankenstein was a great success! The script was a challenging one, cutting parts of the story of Mary Shelley's life in with the tale of Frankenstein and his monster, yet the pupils not only coped with this, but conveyed the sense of foreboding and mystery tremendously well. The three performances (Primary School matinee, and two consecutive evenings) were well supported too, and we are grateful for the audience's (and parents of the the cast in particular) for their continued support. The main aim of the process, beyond enjoying being part of a terrific production, was to prepare all the pupils for their GCSE Drama exam in the Summer of Year 11, when they have to perform a lengthy section of a script to an examiner. The whole experience of coping with their line-learning as well as keeping all their other work going alongside is a valuable lesson, and will serve them well in the future hopefully!
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|Mary Shelley||Rebecca Magson|
|Percy Blythe Shelley/Justine/Crewman||Amy Paterson|
|Captain Walton/Scientist||Kimberly Fenwick|
|Dr Victor Frankenstein||Harry Coutts|
|Father (of Victor)/Old Man/Crewman||Freya Ross|
|Lord Byron/Safie/Crewman||Maischa Gilliland|
|Henry Clerval/Crewman||Cameron Jackson|
|The Creature||Rosa Lawrance|
|Felix/Claire/The Creature's Mate/Crewman||Marcia Simpson|