News from the Theatre

How exciting to have reopened our theatre doors to an audience - albeit reduced and distanced - in this final week of term!

LAMDA 

On Wednesday this week, a selection of our LAMDA pupils presented their monologues in the Ben Travers Theatre. We heard poems from Will Ferry and Shiv Pillai, monologues from Katya Nikitina, Nicko Lawrence, Leith Fallon, Alfie Smith and Harry von Haniel (pictured below), a duologue from Sienna Wallis and Ela Chawla and the Year 12 Theatre A Level group (Harry Church, John Deacon and Lucy Ellis) performed as a trio. Well done to all. For some this was their first time treading the BTT boards and we very much hope that all will return so that more people get the chance to enjoy the considerable talents of these Carthusians.

For some this was a useful dress rehearsal for their exams which are happening today. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work during lockdown and recent weeks. We wish them all good luck.

Year 13 A Level performance 

On Thursday evening, the Year 13 A Level Theatre group will perform a series of monologues as part of their course. We will see some individual pieces, followed by a staged extract from their hard-hitting set text ‘That Face’ and then four monologues taken from the musical ‘Working’ which is based on Studs Terkel’s extraordinary interviews with ordinary working people – verbatim theatre at its best!

Les Mis

We ended the term on a real high with an excellent full cast rehearsal yesterday evening. We are now rehearsing with mics so the sound is really starting to fill the auditorium. The cast is daring to put down vocal scores and life is being breathed into the wonderful characters that populate this amazing work. There’s an excitement in the air and we are sorry to have to pause rehearsals for three weeks. We’ll miss our Les Mis family over the holiday but look forward to welcoming back to rehearsals those who have to been back in school this term.

Please make a note of performance dates: Wednesday 23 / Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June at 7.30pm in the Ben Travers Theatre.

There will be a matinée performance on Thursday 24 June.

Radio Plays 

Our team of radio play actors (pupils and teachers) has been recording Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution through lockdown and since we retuned to school. The first four episodes are available on the Charterhouse Radio link.

We look forward to continuing our radio plays next term, so do please get in touch if you would like to get involved.