This year’s Sixth Form production received rave reviews as our senior dramatists entertained audiences with their retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s much loved play Pygmalion.

Directed by Upper Sixth Form pupil Piers Marchant, the cast of eight senior pupils from Hampton and Lady Eleanor Holles flexed their comedic acting abilities, much to the enjoyment of the audience. Pygmalion follows the flower seller Eliza Doolittle as she is taught to speak and act like a duchess by phonetician Professor Henry Higgins, after a bet with his good friend Colonel Pickering. The more intimate location of the Drama Hall, allowed the audience to immerse themselves in the nuances of the play, set in late Victorian England, and fully appreciate the actors’ witty execution of the play’s many comedic moments. The actors had a superb rapport on stage and it was clear to see how much they were enjoying the experience.

The play’s director, Piers, congratulated the cast for their hard work and commitment:

Directing Pygmalion has been a great experience and honour. The cast worked so hard to commit an extraordinary number of lines to memory and they performed with great enthusiasm, creating An incredible atmosphere for the audience.

Director of Drama, Mrs Alice Jones, praised everyone involved in Pygmalion:

Congratulations to the director and cast of this year’s Sixth Form Directed play Pygmalion. Piers has independently edited and directed the wonderful cast to create his interpretation of the classic play. A fantastic achievement from everyone involved!

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