A group of year 12 and 13 students at Felpham Community College have taken part in the National Theatre Connections initiative.
They performed an outstanding drama piece written by actor and playwright Matthew Bulgo (actor and playwright) and directed by Nicola Coney, curriculum leader for drama at Felpham Community College.
Two sell out evening performances took place at the end of February to staff, students and a director from the National Theatre. A final performance took place on March21 at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Nicola Coney said: “Our students have worked incredibly hard on this play and it has been a brilliant experience for them. They have been involved with all aspects of developing the script and performance and it was good to get feedback from the National Theatre which we can implement before we perform at Chichester. I know the students have enjoyed it all thoroughly and the work they have produced has been phenomenal”.
Students Shannon and Dionne commented: “This whole project has been really exciting to be involved in. To do something in conjunction with the National Theatre is a real honour. We both want to go to university to study music / drama after our exams next year so anything we can take part in which gives us extra experience is fab. Performing at Chichester Festival Theatre was daunting but exhilarating”.
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