Enhancing and inspiring our students' performance
The Paper Birds Theatre Company recently visited Eggar's School to perform 'Thirsty'. This was a Brechtian style performance examining drinking in the UK. All year 9, 10 and 11 Drama students were lucky enough to watch the performance and 30 students also took part in a workshop to follow.
The performance was both funny and hard hitting. The company used clever staging, the use of projections and multi-roling to explore a range of different opinions and experiences.
Below is a review of the experience from Holly Murphy, Year 10:
I liked the use of Brechtian style theatre, this made me more engaged and made me think about the issues presented. The different perspectives and stories helped me understand more about the outcomes of binge drinking. I found the use of verbatim interesting because it made you feel like you were experiencing real-life circumstances. The idea of having the technician on stage made the performance feel less forced.
The idea of being set in a toilet block, made the performance feel more intimate and engaging.
Overall the performance was really successful and gave me new ideas to use for my devising performance.
Not much 'silence in court' last week when the first session of our new Mock Court Club was launched! Another fabulous Eggar's Experience offering, this club is devised and run by Year 7s for Year 7s. https://t.co/I1HPSwALsv #WeAreEggars https://t.co/2Fx5eo29Dy 6:09 PM - 20 Jan 2022
At this month's Lecture Club, there was some thoughtful debate on the difficult topic of eating disorders. Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten gave a heartfelt account of her own personal experience. https://t.co/swU1qbDbPh #WeAreEggars https://t.co/aX0UzdRXf0 2:36 PM - 19 Jan 2022
We had a lovely day with a delightful group of Year 5 students from Chawton Primary School yesterday. Here they are with some Block Bots they designed and made in Design & Technology! https://t.co/yHY3VsuT8x 6:41 PM - 18 Jan 2022