Performing Arts students from Blacon High School diligently devised and rehearsed their productions of Othello and Taming of the Shrew for their moments of glory on 14th October 2013 at The Epstein Theatre and again on 12th November at Blacon High School.
The production at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, was an exciting opportunity for the students to experience working in a professional theatre, where they performed to a full house.
In Othello, the Moorish General kills his wife in a jealous rage over a misplaced handkerchief. In this production we are transported with the UN peacekeeping forces to Cyprus in 2013, where the tragedy unfolds as Iago takes revenge for Cassio’s promotion.
In Taming of the Shrew a swaggering suitor is found for Kate the curst, which leaves her younger sister free to wed. The action takes place in modern day Texas, in the town of El Paso, where Cowboys and Mexicans are brought together in this side-splitting comedy.
Head of Performing Arts, Julie Salisbury stated: “Our students have worked with great enthusiasm, pride and professionalism to produce performances of the highest standard. They are great ambassadors for our school and are currently completing their BTEC course of study in Performing Arts, with these productions forming part of their assessment. They have all taken active roles in the devising, directing and exploration of the production, taking ownership of their respective roles and responsibilities.”