After deciding that our next production would be The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde cast returned from their summer holidays and began preparing for audition night. September 29th brought about a nerve-racking night for all. While an SYT challenge took place in the main hall, one-by-one, each cast member presented themselves to our board of directors in order to express interest in a role in our next play. Despite the nerves, students presented some incredible auditions and the production team were – for another year – very impressed.
Within a week a cast list had been written. This in itself was an impressive feat considering it often takes a few weeks for a final list to be decided upon. It didn’t take long for students to become increasingly excited about what the next performance might become. We could all see that the roles which were being handed out perfectly fitted our cast.
Rehearsals began almost immeditely and now, three weeks in, it is clear to see that students are starting to develop some beautiful and complex characters. As well as our main production – being performed at the Theatre Severn on the 5th and 6th of April -.we are also planning on recording clips for a short film. All going well the film will include the understudies to the main cast and will give students an opportuniy to develop new skills.