Much Ado in the Ogstoun Theatre

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Having moved the set into Ogstoun, we were so pleased with the way it looked! thankfully it fitted into the space perfectly and once we had it all dried out and after a bit of a touch up to the paintwork it looked like it had been meant to be there all along.

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Despite the fact that it was designed to be seen outside, with the silver and gold paint glinting in the sunshine, under the lights, it positively shone and despite the disappointment of not being in Round Square, we all began to get rather excited about the show being in the theatre…

Much Ado About Moving…

Well, what a week it’s been. We’ve finished the production so look out for a post about how fabulous it was in the near future when we get all of the pictures sorted out, but the real drama has been in getting things ready! At the very last minute the decision was taken to move the whole show from Round Square to the Ogstoun Theatre because the weather was looking so serious over the three nights of the show.

As you can see, the joiners dismantled the set in Round Square and brought it up to Ogstoun on Thursday and we ended up with a big pile of very wet set in the theatre ready to be rebuilt on Friday morning… The day of the show!

We then spent the first part of Friday rubbing down the steeldeck to try to remove all of the wet sticky paint that was making the floor very slippery

Finally the joiners were able to rebuild the entire set and they had it ready for us to run our dress rehearsal by 2.00pm. The work they did was fantastic and the set looked even better in the theatre!

We really want to thank the maintainance staff here at Gordonstoun for the tremendous hard work they have put in. The set they had already created was quite wonderful and would have been excellent in Round Square. Somehow though, it seemed to fit perfectly into the theatre as well and the show carried on…

Round Square... an empty patch of grass where the set had been!

Round Square… and the empty patch of grass where the set had been!

Year 12 Woyzeck work

The Year 12 AS Theatre Studies students have been rounding off the year by exploring the play Woyzeck by Georg Buchner. I filmed some of their work and I’ve put together this little montage for you to enjoy. Woyzeck is one of the plays that these students will be studying for their A2 exam next year, so it’s great to see that they’re already making such a positive start…

Prep School Challenge

A huge well done to the Year 12 Students who worked with the youngsters from all over the country who came up to Gordonstoun to take part in the Prep School Challenge last weekend.

Students took part in a variety of competitive events around the school and here in drama we worked with them in groups, throughout the whole day on Saturday and on Sunday morning. The prep school students had a great time in the Ogstoun Theatre and we really enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm that they all brought to the tasks we gave them.

We have costumes…

We have some lovely costumes for Much Ado About Nothing now and everyone has been enjoying trying them on and getting a feel for the difference a costume makes to creating a character!

Click through the slideshow below to see some of the costumes…

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