Live Drama performance is back
Colfe’s Drama Department proudly presented its first live performance of 2021, and the last for Year 13.
Students Alice and Ben performed an excerpt from the play Stockholm, by Bryony Lavery to a small audience of staff and Year 13s in The Beardwood Theatre. Social distancing was observed and the piece was filmed as part of the A-level Drama examination.
Stockholm is a play about a couple Kali and Todd who are in a toxic relationship. The excerpt chosen for the performance shows the couple, who are planning a holiday to Stockholm, preparing to have a ‘dream dinner’ for Todd’s birthday. To the outside world the couple emphasise how perfect their relationship is, but behind closed doors, all is not as it seems.
Ms Maher, Director of Drama said: “This rollercoaster of a duologue was a challenging piece which Alice and Ben tackled in an exceptionally mature and sophisticated way. Their interpretation demonstrated some outstanding vocal and physical skills.”
The audience, in an innovative use of set, were seated on the stage area, which allowed them to be ‘flies on the wall’ in Kali and Todd’s kitchen.
Ms Maher added: “We are so proud of how resilient our A-level students have been. They have adapted so well to the pressures of trying to complete a practical subject in school and online over the last year. My thanks to Mrs Sutherland and Mr Morgan for collaborating with me on this project.”