Iolanthe 'The Peer and the Peri' Show 2017

This year's Senior show, Iolanthe - The Peer and the Peri left hundreds spellbound as drama pupils put on a series of magical performances with their own spooky rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic - with singing, dancing and flying!

The School stage was transformed into a fairytale land this month, with Art and Drama pupils spending weeks carefully planning and designing a betwitching set with a sparkling Big Ben in the distance. 

Behind the scenes, Drama pupils took rehearsals to a whole new level, training with the Glasgow Climbing Centre as they learned how to fly and managed their own light and sound. 

The cast and crew put on the three night extravaganza this week, with fairies, lords and mortals telling the story of an institutiton which exerted an unfair political influence over a nation. 

The School's musicians accompanied the show, with the orchestra pulling out all the stops and rehearsing for weeks to ensure they put on a show-stopping performance.

On the final night, many of the performers had officially left School that day and thanked the Drama Department, pupils who volunteered to help, the wardrobe and choreography team, the Rector and the Music Department for all of their efforts to make the show such a success. 

Well done to everyone who put on an unforgettable show which was very well attended. 

Photographs from the show can be seen here.


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