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ISA Drama Festival 2018 Award Win

Many congratulations go to Year 4 pupil Chloe, Year 5 pupils Bluebell, Emily, Elise and Victoria, Anya in Year 6 and Year 10 Mini Directors Katie, Lauren, Becky and Maia, for winning ‘The Dair House Prize for the most challenging/innovative choice of presentation/production’ at the ISA Drama Festival 2018 with their outstanding performance of ‘Living the Nightmare’.

The ISA Drama Festival is the annual ISA celebration of the dramatic arts. ISA Members’ schools from across the country perform in competition, and each performance is assessed by an independent judge against set criteria.

Adjudicator David Farmer said of the girls’ performance:

“This original piece of physical theatre, mime and movement followed the story of a family moving house and the effect of this on the daughter. The piece was divided into short scenes, each with a clear style. The dream-like mood was set through well-chosen music and atmospheric lighting changes. The story was told clearly and succinctly. The pace was relaxed, which allowed the audience to easily follow the story. The motif of the lost teddy bear symbolising the girl’s fear of loss of her home was very effective. The ensemble of actors representing Physical Expressions worked well together, helping to create the mood through movement. An effective and original piece.”

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