One of the longest traditions at Somerset is the House Plays Festival. This is a programme where two student directors from each House, cast and rehearse a 25-minute play of their own choosing and present them to the College community.

The festival is cheerful and a great way to get involved with the College, especially if you are just entering the senior school. You have the opportunity to support your House, make new friends, not just from your year level but throughout the College from Years 7 to 12 and develop your skills in the Performing Arts. How good does that sound?

Whilst the House Plays Festival previously occurred in Week 6 of Term One, next year, in order to facilitate Year 12 involvement and their assessment schedules, the date has been brought forward to Week 4 of Term One. This means that auditions will take place in Week 7 of this term (2020) and rehearsals will begin in Week 8.

Year 6 students entering Year 7 next year are invited to come and audition! This is an exciting opportunity and a fun way to start off the new year. Your House directors would love to see you at auditions and remember that points are awarded to each House for every person who attends auditions!

If you are interested, please click on the link located on the Performing Arts Schoolbox page and reserve a time to audition. We hope to see you there!

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for… Introducing the House Play Directors for 2021!

  • Andrews House – Jarvis Dover and Alissa McKenna
  • Franklin House – Yeva Brereton and Ella Stewart
  • Laver House – Soumia Lamont and Giulia Provenzano
  • Starkey House – Anastasia Kouts and Calvin Walther
  • Veivers House – Ella Kirk and Eva Wingrove

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