Young actors to perform ‘Our Covid-19 story’
The Year 7 Drama Llamas are really enjoying being back together for their after-school drama group and have wasted no time in getting to work on their next project, ‘Our Covid-19 story’. The idea stemmed from the talented Lara who suggested it before Christmas when they were collating ideas for a performance. All of the Drama Llamas loved the idea and agreed this would be the stimulus to work with when they returned to school.
The ideas for each scene and the narrative of the performance is a collaborative effort between all attendees who have created a target for the piece to be ready between May and June. Depending on how the guidelines develop, it would be wonderful if the students could perform in front of a small audience, but if this is not possible, the piece will be filmed for students and their families to watch instead.
Miss Paul, Drama teacher, said: “The students who have created this piece so far have been exceptional, demonstrating a passionate and determined approach to devising and performing. They are working so well as a team, sharing and collaborating their ideas. The piece mainly centres around one family who hear about COVID on the news. Each scene follows a different family member’s experience and perception of COVID and how it has changed their life. The piece is primarily a comedy, although it will feature some dramatic elements. Week by week the students bring more creativity and enthusiasm – WATCH THIS SPACE!”