In the theatre we reach out and touch the past through literature, history and memory so that we might receive and relive significant and relevant human qualities in the present and then pass them on to future generations.” - Anne Bogart

An integral part of a Somerset Drama student’s education is to attend professional live theatre productions. It provides them with an opportunity to interrogate the human experience through the lens of differing perspectives, learning, feeling, and developing empathy.

Our Year 12 Drama students were fortunate to attend Medea at HOTA on Thursday, May 26 alongside their teacher, Miss Melinda Green. The Shock Therapy production worked to transform the inherited Euripides text for a modern audience. This production was selected as it aligns with the IA 3 task in the QCE Drama syllabus. 

The aim of the excursion was to inspire the students to see the possibilities that exist when creating a contemporary piece of theatre. They will explore the themes evident in their studied Greek Tragedy text, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, through a vision that will strive to be innovative, purposeful and engaging. The next step for IA 3 is the development of a directorial pitch which will then evolve into their final Year 12 Drama performance. We wish our Year 12s well as they embark on this creative journey.

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