A Dickens of a show at Dolphin School
April 30, 2012
Dramatic performances lived up to great expectations at the Dolphin School in Hurst.
Pupils performed ‘Sketches of Boz’ before Easter, recounting the life and works of Charles Dickens.
The show was written by drama teacher Judy Seall and celebrated the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth.
Headmistress Veronica Gibbs said: “We are immensely proud of all the performers, who managed to bring a difficult piece to fruition with stunning dramatic ability.”
Ms Seall said: “This production was a real challenge for us all. We had the theatre set up like a cabaret, so our actors moved amongst the tables and chairs, with blocks of mini-stages here and there.”
Year Eight’s Hal Watts, 13, played Dickens speaking from beyond the grave to narrate and link the events of the play together.
Other Dickens events at the school in Waltham Road included a 10-minute performance of Great Expectations to parents, a Dickens blog and a Dickens costume day for the whole school which raised money for Book Aid International on World Book Day in March.