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Years 8 and 9 put on a moving and beautiful production of 'Skellig'

On a Wednesday and Thursday evening late in the Summer Term, our Performing Arts Hall was transformed into a traverse theatre space representing a derelict garage, a family home, a bus, a school, a mysterious attic and a garden filled with the sounds of birdsong. From the moment the audience entered the space they were immersed into the world of Skellig, an Angel trapped on Earth in a garage at the end of the garden. The play explored family, love, and redemption using the backdrop of a family’s fear of losing a child. 

The cast and crew were absolutely wonderful and performed with emotional honesty and a real commitment to tell the story truthfully. Their response when dealing with a sensitive and complex plot showed a maturity beyond their years. They produced a professional and impressively captivating performance. This was possible due to their enthusiasm in rehearsals and love of being creative, for which they should be very proud. One of the catch cries in the story is "extraordinary," and this adjective is especially applicable to the cast and crew, a true ensemble in every way. With direction by Head of Drama Sam Honey, choreography by our resident choreographer Lisa Lee, costumes by Head of English Fiona Punter and music by Director of Music Nick Rye it was a real team effort behind the scenes, with all the staff creating a helping create a multi layered and beautiful production.

You can see all the photos here- https://www.dukeofkentschool.org.uk/gallery/?pid=3&gcatid=2&albumid=86