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12 December 2017

King's College Pupils Dazzle in The Great Gatsby

Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can! Last week, our talented pupils immersed audiences in a world of 1920s jazz, cocktails and flapper dresses as they unveiled their stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Upper Sixth student, Lorcan Cudlip-Cook ably led the stage production as Nick Carraway, the play’s protagonist, bringing to life the glitz and glamour of Fitzgerald’s seminal novel.

Through his eyes, pupils, parents and members of the public witnessed the romantic yet troubled tale of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, expertly portrayed by Upper Sixth students Zachary Higginson and Olivia Chamberlain.

Supporting the lead cast was an eccentric ensemble of dancers who perfectly captured the indulgent days and nights of 1920s New York.

“The calibre of my fellow actors is extraordinary,” commented Lorcan, “and the fun we have had along the way, to delivering this show to an audience, has been truly wonderful.”

Harriet Agg-Manning, Head of Drama, also added: “There are a number of complex characters in The Great Gatsby and I am fortunate enough to have a talented cast, able to do each of the roles justice.”

We were also delighted to welcome pupils from King’s Hall School, who have recently enjoyed a thrilling run of their latest production of School of Rock.

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