Sixth-formers tackle 1780s military drama
THE final preparations are under-way for Chesham Grammar School’s sixth-form production of Our Country’s Good. The play is about a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales in the 1780s, who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer.
The pupils have been completely in charge of putting on the play, which they are doing in their own time, including performing, directing, props, set, costume and publicity.
The production is being directed by 17-year-old Liam Burgoyne.
The show has a suggested audience age of 15-plus owing to mild swearing and references to sex and violence. What? Our Country’s Good When? Thursday, December 4 to
Saturday, December 6 at 7.30pm Where? Chesham Grammar School, White Hill, Chesham, HP5 1BA Cost? £8 (full), £6 (concessions) Email: events@cheshamgrammar.
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