Tale of a class­room scan­dal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

THE Folkestone and Hythe Op­er­atic and Dra­matic So­ci­ety’s en­try in this year’s Kent Drama Fes­ti­val is to be The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The play is set in the 1930s in Scot­land and con­cerns the un­con­ven­tional teach­ing meth­ods of Jean Brodie. She in­curs the wrath of her teach­ing col­leagues be­cause of her favouritism among her pupils and scan­dals in­volv­ing the art and mu­sic teach­ers. The play is based on the novel by Muriel Spark and was adapted for the stage by Jay Pres­son Allen. The ti­tle role is be­ing played by Kathie Mab­ber­ley and the cast in­cludes mem­bers of FH­ODS’ youth sec­tion. The so­ci­ety is now based at the Tower Theatre in North Road, Shorn­cliffe, where new heat­ing and seats have been in­stalled. The play will be per­formed from Tues­day, March 13 to Satur­day, March 17. Ad­ju­di­ca­tion by Charles Evans will take place af­ter the per­for­mance on Thurs­day, March 15.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact 01303 223925 or 01303 220580.

Pic­tures Gary Browne pd1159799/1159803/1159800

Left, Libby Dix as Mrs Perry; cen­tre, Kathie Mab­ber­ley as Miss Jean Brodie with Phil Ah­erne as Teddy Lloyd; right, Kathie Mab­ber­ley with Clair Beechy as Sandy

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