Recent College News

Review: The Machine Gunners

Category: Drama, Community, Events

View the slideshow here The 2014 Shell play The Machine Gunners written by Robert Westall and directed by Steven Pleasants tells the story of a group of children nearing adolescence living in the midst of the Second World War. The play centres on Chas McGill, played by the talented Adam Dalrymple... More »

Review: The House of Bernarda Alba

Category: Drama

Jane Darby’s production of The House of Bernarda Alba was as complex and intricate as the lace that adorned the poster.  Click here to view the slideshow.The detailed characters of Lorca’s last play collide and wrestle in the claustrophobic house of mourning presided over by the fanatic... More »

Review: The Monarch of Wit

Category: Drama, Speakers

Stephen Siddall’s lecture on John Donne was both contextually fascinating and thought-provoking. He transformed the poems that we had read into live aural pieces whilst highlighting the spontaneity of Donne’s word choices, enabling us to imagine how they might have been written and received instead... More »

Review: Michaelmas Illumination 2013

Category: Drama

Entertainment came in the form of comedy sketches, magic, acrobatics and music – displaying just how diverse and talented Marlburians can be. Furthermore, the organization and presentation of the event was done with absolute precision and wonderfully wacky humour. The night commenced with an... More »

Review: Romeo and Juliet

Category: Drama

Ella Higgins (CO U6th) reviews the most recent production from the Drama Department, 'Romeo and Juliet', which was a huge success... The cast of David Kenworthy’s production of Romeo and Juliet embodied the true liveliness and vigour of the famous piece whilst still managing to sober us with the... More »

Oedipus Rex

Category: General, Drama

The Shell Play: Oedipus Rex from Marlborough College on Vimeo. Director's NotesNoted by many as the first real whodunnit, Oedipus presents us with a man whose fate has been completely predetermined, but whose tragedy lies in his absolute determination to find out everything there is to know... More »

Annie

Category: Marlborough Malaysia, Drama

The Year 7 production of "Annie" was the product of excellent talent and hard work. Every one of the forty Year 7 students took part, whether it was as a leading role, or as a member of the chorus. The Year 7s were accompanied by an outstanding student orchestra led by Miss Pyper. Both Miss Pyper...

Video News: Guys and Dolls

Category: Drama

The Penny Reading for Lent 2013 was Frank Loesser's attractive musical Guys & Dolls, directed by Head of Drama David Kenworthy with Alex Arkwright as Musical Director. Such a production requires a colossal amount of preparation from so many people across the College community and the... More »

School Play Review and Video

Category: Drama

'Life of Galileo’, a play by Berthold Brecht which highlights overcoming adversity and the necessity of a society that is open to change, was vibrantly performed by its cast and brilliantly directed by Jane Darby.  With simple architecture and a Brechtian performance style it had strong... More »

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