Brooke Weston students will stage a gothic version of Sweeney Todd that will rely heavily on both physical and abstract theatre techniques.
The show is being staged by more than 20 students, under the guidance of Miss Duguid and Ms Heimfeld. The majority have a character part in the hour-long production. Rehearsals take place each week in the drama studio and there will be two day-long run-throughs before the final shows on the 1st and 2nd of March. Further details, such as ticket prices and show times, will be released in due course.
Miss Duguid said: ‘The script has been adapted by Ms Heimfeld and is a very abstract take on Sweeney Todd. It is quite gothic and goes back to its roots in Victorian theatre. We are not going to have a purely naturalistic performance, there are moments of pure physical theatre such as when the students create the wall of a house that comes alive. The play has lots of aesthetic qualities and will be really vivid and entertaining.’