Performing Arts students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are entertaining staff, students and parents with three classical theatre productions this week.
The BTEC students are performing a rolling programme of short scenes from classic plays, including “Hedda Garbler” by Henrik Ibson, Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg.
As well as interpreting these classic scenes in their own acting style, the students have also been heavily involved in set, props and costume, ensuring all is appropriate to the time they have chosen to set their scenes.
Following long hours of rehearsal, these scenes will be performed for eager audiences on today (Thursday 26th) and tomorrow (Friday 27th April) at 7.00pm.
Diane Dodd, Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts, commented: “Classical Theatre is a key unit in the BTEC Extended Diploma course and involves fantastic plays. The students have had challenging texts to turn into dramatic scenes and have all risen to the challenge.”
Another Performing Arts production showing at the College soon is “A Matter of Life and Death”, an adaptation of a 1946 Powel & Pressburger classic film. The play will be on at the College on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June at 7.00pm. Tickets for this production will cost £6 for adults and £3 for concessions – anyone interested in attending is asked to call 0121 704 2581.