Ladies lord it over play

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

PRES­BY­TE­RIAN Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dents will take on the clas­sic all-boys play Lord of the Flies in a per­for­mance next month.

The col­lege has hired lead­ing stage com­bat in­struc­tor Andy Frazer, who has pre­vi­ously worked with th likes of WA Opera, Black Swan State Theatre Com­pany and Bark­ing Gecko.

Col­lege drama teacher Oliver Craze said he thought the fe­male leads might be put off by the male-dom­i­nated story but the girls had taken it in their stride.

“They wanted to prove what­ever boys could do, they could do it bet­ter,” he said.

“Their true grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion and en­ergy makes this play ex­tremely in­ter­est­ing to watch, as they draw you in to an­other world.”

Mr Craze said hav­ing Mr Frazer work­ing with the girls was a great ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Over three ses­sions he has helped chore­o­graph a truly epic scene to fin­ish off the play,” he said.

The girls’ stage com­bat skills have been com­ple­mented by the trans­for­ma­tion of the Hazel Day Drama Cen­tre into a desert is­land plane crash site, with the help of large pieces of a 1960s Sabre fighter jet.

It runs from Fri­day, Novem­ber 11, to Novem­ber 12 from 2pm to 7pm at Hazel Day Drama Cen­tre. Tick­ets are $15, from www.try­book­ing.com/nnye.

PLC stu­dents Mil­lie Bates, Dakota Ting­well (in the plane), Tori Steinepreis and Moonyean le Roux will per­form in the play Lord of the Flies next month.

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