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October 16th 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

Year 12 pupils visited the theatre earlier this week to see a live production. Here is Alessi's account of the evening.

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A-Level English and Drama students had the privilege of going to see 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at the Vaudeville Theatre.

It was a fantastic experience watching the play, which we are studying, come to life! As most of us had not finished reading the entire play, we were all on the edge of our seats as the unexpected twist at the end unfolded.

Although all the actors were excellent, Sophie Thompson and Fehinti Balogun, in particular, mesmerised the audience with their interpretations of Lady Bracknell and Algernon Moncrieff. Michael Fentiman's adaptation was marvellous to watch and the addition of even more subtle visual comedy made the play more humorous for this modern audience. It was a wondrous adaption which I'm sure we would all happily watch again!

- Alessi, Year 12

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