Selfie production a window on vanity
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