Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival success

Congratulations to our two teams who competed in the Canterbury ki te Raki SGCNZ Regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival this weekend, winning multiple awards, and continuing SMC’s long history of success as New Zealand’s most prestigious drama festival.

Our students’ efforts have been recognised with the following:
Overall Best 5 Minute Scene – ‘Hamlet’ directed by Caitlin Dufty and Cleo McLeod, and performed by Caitlin Dufty, Cleo McLeod, Sophie Brownlie and Coco Brady.
Best Vocal Delivery – 5 minute ‘Hamlet’ directed by Caitlin Dufty and Cleo McLeod
Best Student Director – Makayla Hulme for 15 minute ‘Taming of the Shrew’
Best Performer – CJay Horrey (Katherina)
Best Supporting Performer – Alex Nicholl (Baptista)

Best Ensemble – 15 minute scene ‘Taming of the Shrew’ directed by Makayla Hulme

Our performers will now turn their attention to the National festival, to be held in Wellington in June, where they will perform their five minute scene from Hamlet. Many SMC students have gone on to perform at the SGCNZ National Shakespeare in Schools Production, and later this year, Old Girl Yasmin Marsh, who graduated in 2022, will perform at the Globe in London with the Young Shakespeare Company.