Swithun’s, Winchester, drama department took part in the National Theatre
Connections festival of new writing for young people, culminating in the
performances of their chosen play at school last weekend.
The girls chose and performed a play called ‘The Wardrobe’ written especially for the festival by Old Girl Sam
Holcroft (2001) which they were thrilled to be able to perform in front of Sam
and the St Swithun’s audience at the school’s performing arts centre on 15 and
16 March. Sam is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre
Studio. She really enjoyed watching her writing come alive on stage for the
first time and loved the fact that the school had designed and built a ‘real
wardrobe’ for the occasion.
The cast go on to perform ‘The Wardrobe’
once again at Salisbury Playhouse on 9 May.
Photo: The cast of ‘The Wardrobe’ with playwright Sam Holcroft (centre)
NT Connections and the performance at Salisbury Playhouse: http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/connections-2014