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Year 10 Drama Mixes Tequila with a Mockingbird

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Week 3,
Term Four, 2016

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On Monday night the two drama classes headed up to Brisbane to watch the production Tequila Mockingbird by the theatre company, Shake & Stir, which was an adaptation of the very well-known novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

The play explored many societal issues that are very relevant at the moment and most likely will be for the next few years.

2016 - T4 - W3 - Drama

Shake & Stir are one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies. They are well known for both their original pieces and their adaptations and have won multiple awards. Some of their past main stage work has included: Out Damn Snot, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, Dirty Beasts, Wuthering Heights, Dracula and, of course, the adaptation, Tequila Mockingbird.

We left school at 4.00pm and stopped at Coomera BP for dinner. We had the nutritious selection of McDonald’s, Nando’s and Krispy Kremes. After finishing our meals we jumped straight back onto the bus and headed up to Brisbane.

Tequila Mockingbird was truly amazing, with six actors playing 11 different characters. The play was extremely powerful, and left a lasting impact on the audience. Hence, it was great that after the performance, there was a short Q and A with playwright and the actors, who explained many of the theatrical decisions behind the creation of the play.

We were all very lucky to have had the opportunity to see this unbelievable performance. The incredible acting along with the extraordinary lighting and ingenious set certainly makes Tequila Mockingbird a memorable performance.

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