This was a risky choice as it is a well-known production and many parts for extras to be filled but it was a risk that paid off. Every pupil involved wasfully committed, focused and professional. The play was showing for two consecutive nights, both of which were fully packed with support from family, friends, staff and the wider community.
The feedback from all was very positive and the play was a tremendous success. Clare Stubbs (Subject Leader in Drama) said:
“I feel so lucky to be working in a school where Drama is valued for the amazing subject it is and what it offers to so many pupils of all abilities”.
“As it was my last opportunity to perform at Test Valley I was delighted to be given the leading role of Wendy in the school production. Though balancing my GCSEs and learning lines was difficult, it was an amazing experience to be able to work closely with Mrs Stubbs, the cast and the crew. Collectively they made it all worth the nerves and pre-show panic as everyone worked so hard to make the performance the best it could be. A few rehearsals did not go quite to plan but fortunately it all came together for the final show! I loved the whole journey and the people I shared the experience with”.