23 January 2018
Drama Students Captivate Audience at Platform Event
Last week, the King’s College Drama Department hosted a platform event that saw a number of talented speech and drama pupils perform self-choreographed dance and theatrical pieces.
Despite the panic of trial exams for some of the pupils, they kept their cool, captivating audiences with their dynamic routines.
Janet Kilonzo performed an outstanding rendition of an excerpt from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, while Natasha Carter performed a faultless piece of classical ballet.
Amid the traditional acts, audiences were treated to contemporary styles of dance from Fourth Former Guy Milton-Jenkins and Upper Sixth student, Toby Stone.
Performers also included Olivia Chamberlain, George Symonds, Sophie Hill and Ellie Redford, in addition to Matilda Siemes, whose interpretation of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich was highly regarded.
The performing arts are an important and thriving part of the King’s College curriculum. Pupils do not simply study acting, but are also encouraged to learn about the history of the theatre, understand its workings and develop a life-long passion for great plays and directors.