A ‘Dream’ Performance

Wednesday 4 April 2018

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A ‘Dream’ Performance
The main school production this year was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, but set in 1950s London rather than Athens in 1605!
The cast included a brilliant four-piece Rock ‘n’ Roll band, the Sharpshooters, which included Victoria Wallner on guitar and Mr Sharp on a stand up bass. A three piece a capella singing group, The Mohoettes, made up of Lana Harffey-Burkhill, Maya Klein and Rachel Sekibo, sang a number of great pop classics including ‘Mr Sandman’ and ‘Chapel of Love’, beautifully.
The entire cast were magnificent but certain members of it need special mention: Carys Clarke as an assured and panto-villain like Oberon; Grace Russell as her truculent teen sidekick, Puck; Lotte Hanne as an ephemeral Titania. The lovers were Olivia Stewart, Lily Jenden, Raphy McDavitt-Lowe and Emily Davison, the last of whom sang a number of solo numbers magnificently. Natalya Chance doubled up as Lord Theo and a St. Trinian with Chloe Dain as her bride Polly, while the mechanicals were comprised of Trinity Talkington, Amelia Baldock, Teni Ogunlesi, Kate Shortell and Amelia Ffinch-Mitchell.
The part of Bottom is vital to any production of ‘The Dream’ and in this case the talents of Megan Clarke were shown to jaw dropping effect. She was, quite simply, hilarious and had a large proportion of the audience in tears of laughter.