Date: 13th February 2019
The production will be in the Charles Luney Auditorium on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July. Audition Packs will be available outside the Performing Arts Office WN202 from morning break on February 13. To book an audition, sign your name next to a time and date on the Booking Sheets on the Black Box/Arts Noticeboard. Auditions will be after school from February 18 to February 21 and February 25 to March 1. All auditions are in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre (Black Box)
First dramatised by the Young Vic Theatre Company, Grimm Tales, by Carol Ann Duffy, is faithful to the original stories by the Brothers Grimm. Whilst we are familiar with the “pretty” versions of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and other tales, the originals are dark, gruesome and often nightmarish. The St Margaret’s College Production contains these elements but also shows the playful humour, physical farce and overall fun of many of the tales.
Within a forest setting, seven stories ranging from Ashputtel to Rumplestiltskin, are acted and narrated by a cast of fifty students. Dancers, the spirits of the trees, draw the characters deeper and deeper into the woods where the wolf waits to pounce and the birds of prey circle overhead. Often, though, the characters step out of the shadows into the world of romance and magic; Ashputtel meets her prince, the wolf is slain and straw is woven into gold.
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