for drama competition
“One half is about the characters on the train, and the other half is the people on the platform waiting for the train to arrive, and then they have a train crash. “Act Daft’s is based loosely on the film The Breakfast Club. “It’s about a group of teenagers on an orienteering trip and they get lost in the forest, and it’s all about getting to know each other and how they’re all from different social groups and different schools. “Cornhill’s one is based on first times – like your first Valentine’s card, your first party, the first time you do something illegal. “They’re all very different – and written and performed in different styles as well.” Each of the plays in the SCDA must be at least 20 minutes and no longer than 50 minutes, and each of the youth groups’ ones are 35 minutes long, which Marie says is “quite a lot for improvised drama”. Act Daft and Cornhill groups perform next Friday evening at 7.30pm, and Act Two perform on Saturday at 7.30pm.
BIG BREAK: Laura Rowley as Christine in The Phantom, which hits HMT next week.