His Dark Materials

This term the Shell have been leading the Drama Department’s radio production of Pullman’s His Dark Materials. This project has been full of laughter, ridiculous characters and some really promising performances by our younger actors. They have been supported in this by pupils from the Remove to the Upper Sixth, who have all collaborated to produce this innovative performance of the much loved classic.  

Millie F (Sh) has been fantastic as the courageous Lyra accompanied by her daemon Pantalaimon played with wonderful charm by Santo T (Sh). Along the way they meet a colourful and rich cast of characters such as Archie T’s (Sh) irrepressible Roger and Jamie B’s (Sh) brave Will – not to mention a gun-toting Texan who drives a hot air balloon played by Ben A (Sh). There are also a wonderful supporting cast of witches, outrageous academics and polar bears that occupy this wonderfully strange universe.

Jane Darby
Drama Department

The School Play – Michaelmas Term 2020