February 2017: Enda Walsh’s Chatroom is a play about manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.
The action takes place in a staged representation of the virtual space of an internet chatroom. A group of bored and restless teenagers – William, Jack, Eva, Emily and Laura – spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern pop music. But when a new member, Jim, joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a dark turn. The group is torn between those who want to help and those who see this as a chance to create a martyr for the teenage population.
The cast performed this play at the Bike Shed Theatre last month. Following this the theatre have asked to work with the school on future projects.
The Play, and the Director’s, the Thing
The Play, and the Director’s, the Thing gives students the opportunity to write, perform, direct, cast and rehearse their own plays. We had a huge variety of different plays this year ranging from winning the lottery to the refugee crisis.
The directors were very organised and arranged for their cast to meet at lunchtime and after school for rehearsals.
They took into account the fact that some of their actors hadn’t ever performed in front of a big audience before.
The event really showed how imaginative students at St Peter’s are and how they are able to take on a leading role in their own creative development.
Fiddler on the Roof
It is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. The story centres on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of her faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Come and see 30 year 9 & 10 Students performing Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Phoenix Theatre Exeter, on 4th November 7pm.
This is part of the Schools Shakespeare Festival.
Contact the theatre for tickets.
In 2014 we performed a play written by Jim Cartwright. It was called Moblie Phone Show and was performed by 30 students in the hall in February. All the characters communicate through their mobile phones. It is a fluid and different piece that the cast made their own. Jim wanted to explore communication in the theatre and look at the relationship between actors and the audience in a playful way.
The St Peter’s Drama and Music departments have an outstanding reputation for staging incredible musical productions.
With casts of around 80 students from across all of the year groups; the students and production team dedicate themselves from the auditions in September to the February when the performances take place to creating polished and professional shows.
All the hard work and effort culminates in a matinee performance to local primary school students and four evening shows with around 1200 people a performance.
The incredible repertoire of the Drama production team includes:
• Disco Inferno
• We will rock you