NC Drama pupils give polished performances

The NC Drama pupils in S6 have had a very successful fortnight staging two excellent productions - Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and comedy Agatha Crispie.

A nine-strong cast put on a very polished performance of Uncle Vanya and won rave reviews from audience members.

Craig McCorquodale, who starred as Vanya, said: "It's been a stretching, but hugely rewarding, process, and I've enjoyed still not really knowing everything about these characters. 

The pupils, Ruaridh Heath, Gwen Harcus, Emily Watson, Rose Aitchison, Craig McCorquodale, Sol Edwards, Alasdair Paul, Lisa Cummings, and Gideon Green, put on two performances of each show - a matinee and an evening and their hard work and commitment to rehearsals shone through in their individual performances. 

The Chekhov masterpiece is a complex play to perform and pupils performed it as part of their NC Drama qualification.

Agatha Crispie was performed by Isabel Smith, Ailsa Ramage, Ross Hadden, Kirsty Bruce, Iona Bremner, Niharika Madhukar, Alexander Maxwell and Michael Hain.

The cast made sure there were plenty of laughs and Alexander's portrayal of the maid Pimms was comedy genius.

The stage crew for both productions also did a fantastic job dressing the sets and sourcing authentic costumes.

Head of Drama Mrs Alderson said: "The performances were outstanding and I am so proud of all the pupils. Their commitment and passion was obvious and the feedback I received from audience members was excellent. Well done to all the performers."

You can see more Agatha Crispie and Uncle Vanya pics on Flickr

 

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