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Thanet Fes­ti­val Experience

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All our rehearsals def­i­nitely paid off!
On the 22nd of Decem­ber, we broke up for the Christ­mas term with scripts in our hands and deter­mi­na­tions in our minds .we were ready. None of us could fore­see how much work and effort would be put into the ‘Mini Dream’ a short extract from A mid­sum­mer night’s dream by Shakespeare.
Christ­mas brought a brief break for our group to learn and go through the script. Our first rehearsal showed us what we had achieved so far and with the help of Miss Spen­ner, we knew what was needed to improve and build on our per­for­mance– mak­ing it the best one yet!
A month till the show and we now focused on our stag­ing and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion. As soon as we found out we were up against a stage school we strived to hold our title, from pre­vi­ous years.
Days before the show and we were ready. Our per­for­mance hit a blow when a key cast mem­ber unfor­tu­nately was taken ill. We were left with no choice but to drop out until thank­fully a another tal­ented pupil stepped in. we were all amazed at how fast Kallum Myhill learnt his lines to step in as the part of Lysander.
On the stage nobody let nerves get the bet­ter of them and we gave the best per­for­mance we had ever per­formed despite intim­i­dat­ing judges and spectators.
Our rehearsals def­i­nitely paid off when we were given 88 marks and awarded dis­tinc­tion! We would like to take this oppor­tu­nity to thank the par­ents and guardians that sup­ported us by attend­ing the fes­ti­val and help­ing with props.
A sec­ond achieve­ment came when we were awarded best impro­vi­sa­tion piece, we were only given 10 min­utes to pre­pare a piece titled ‘Des­per­ate’. Over­all we gave a humor­ous and con­fi­dent piece of drama that we were proud of.
The whole expe­ri­ence was extremely reward­ing and sat­is­fy­ing – BRING ON NEXT YEAR!!!