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Magic. Washing machines. Tempests.

Following our A Level Drama students' recent trip to the Oxford Playhouse, Ardan Devine (Lower Sixth, Queen Anne) and Mia Biles (Lower Sixth, Gascoigne) have written this creative review:

Magic. Washing machines. Tempests.

The A Level Drama classes ventured to the Oxford Playhouse to see what was a spectacle of a show –Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. Imaginatively reinvented with a contemporary feel, the piece was engaging and we all found ourselves lost on the island with Prospero and Miranda as their plan for revenge began to unravel. Beginning with a comedic take on the storm itself, which incorporated the use of a washing machine, the tone was set for the innovative performance that lay ahead. From the energetic but emotive performance of Ariel to the blossoming romance between Ferdinand and Miranda, each character was as interesting and well performed as the next. The group was moved almost to the point of tears and we all left the theatre inspired, wishing we could watch the piece again.


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