Selfie pro­duc­tion a win­dow on van­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

Boys in years 10 and 11 at Thorpe House School, Ger­rards Cross, went to the West End last week to see a pro­duc­tion of Selfie. RHYS KER­SHAW, aged 15, and in year 11, tells us about the trip

On Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 14, we went to London to watch the West End pro­duc­tion of Selfie at the Am­bas­sadors The­atre.

This pro­duc­tion was by the Na­tional Youth The­atre, who are a group of some of the best young ac­tors in the coun­try, and is a re-telling of The Pic­ture of Do­rian Gray by Os­car Wilde.

We trav­elled by train to the the­atre and had fan­tas­tic seats in the front row.

The first thing we no­ticed was the amaz­ing stag­ing and props.

Th­ese were fol­lowed by live mu­sic and a very high stan­dard of act­ing through­out the play.

It was a truly bril­liant ex­pe­ri­ence and we could not have hoped for a bet­ter level of act­ing to in­spire us for our own pieces.

We will be writ­ing about this play in our ex­am­i­na­tion so it was very ben­e­fi­cial to see it live as it pro­vided a vast range of thought­pro­vok­ing ideas for com­ment.

In par­tic­u­lar, the theme of mod­ern day iden­tity cri­sis and van­ity has sparked much dis­cus­sion in class.

It was a fan­tas­tic evening and we are ex­tremely grate­ful to Miss Smith, Mrs Hitch­cock and Mrs Del Arco for tak­ing us to see Selfie.


THOUGHT-PRO­VOK­ING: (from left) Nick Web­ber, Rhys Ker­shaw, Matthew Wil­lis and Josh Gould en­joyed a trip to the West End

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