Drama

Review: What Lies Behind

An outstanding group of actors from the Remove and Hundred gave a refined and haunting performance in the Bradleian this week of David Kenworthy’s devised piece: What Lies Behind. The group created individual characterisations that were skilful, detailed and compelling, whilst also maintaining a tight ensemble focus as their stories wove together. Moments of humour […]

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The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Last week the Shell play was the challenging German tragi-comedy The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Mr. Elton and Miss Thomas directed this hard working cast who told the story of Clare Zachanassian; the richest woman in the world visiting her home town to seek justice for the crimes done against her in her childhood. The […]

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Theatrical Achievement

Congratulations to Ijah Ofon (C1 L6) who has been offered a place in the highly prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Thousands audition for a place each year in this company and only a small number are selected so this is an outstanding achievement. It will begin with a month-long residency this summer in […]

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Review & Gallery: Cabaret

It’s quite difficult to know where to start in writing this review, but let’s begin with a highly justified superlative. David Kenworthy’s brilliantly directed production of Cabaret was simply a joy to behold. Having resisted the temptation to emphasise the more seedy aspect of this musical (which is so often the case), Mr Kenworthy instead […]

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Review: Arcadia

The Ellis Theatre last week produced a truly remarkable production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Jane Darby. A fully committed cast and crew worked tirelessly to produce characters of immense detail oscillating between action taking place over a two hundred year time span. This was beautiful work that was not only extremely witty – […]

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The Elephant

Last weekend the Bradleian hosted an outstanding group of Hundred and Remove actors in David Kenworthy’s play The Elephant. Exploring the notion of lost and found through invisible friends, each student presented a carefully crafted individual character exploring an original perspective. A series of monologues and duologues were seamlessly connected by haunting physical reflections in which the actors beautifully […]

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Review: The Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy

Rebecca Thomas and Owen Elton’s production of The Grimm Tales was a feast of storytelling magic framed in the familiar surroundings of a Shell dorm – albeit with rather more silk pyjamas than usual. The driving impulse of these stories as an essential part of growing up was very evident – and it wasn’t afraid […]

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Review: Deus Dat Incrementum

The Ellis Theatre was home to a fascinating new project this term – Jane Darby’s production of Deus Dat Incrementum. This original work was created to celebrate fifty years of girls at Marlborough College and was inspired by the BBC Points West feature that aired in 1968. The work was a brilliant fusion of verbatim […]

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Review: Deus Dat Incrementum

The Ellis Theatre was home to a fascinating new project this term – Jane Darby’s production of Deus Dat Incrementum. This original work was created to celebrate fifty years of girls at Marlborough College and was inspired by the BBC Points West feature that aired in 1968. The work was a brilliant fusion of verbatim […]

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Review: Journey’s End

David Kenworthy’s haunting production of R.C Sherriff’s Journey’s End earned a central position in the College Armistice commemoration. An exceptionally committed group of boys had worked tirelessly throughout the term to transform themselves into an utterly credible company of front-line soldiers. For two hours we sat enthralled as the intensity and naturalism of these actors’ […]

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