A star-studded ensemble of LVI and UVI Form Theatre Studies students amazed and wowed audiences and the A Level examiner with their own phenomenal creation – a brilliant Devised Drama inspired by the very challenging genre of Theatre of Cruelty. Entitled ‘Venus Flytrap’, this newly created play premiered in The Delscey Burns Theatre on Monday 19th March and was assessed as a top A2 Level performance on Tuesday 20th March.
The examiner attending the play on Tuesday said it was one of the very best A Level plays he had ever seen and, needless to say, the students were awarded top marks in all categories of the practical examination. Their achievement is not to be underestimated. This highly original drama reflects the work of theatre practitioners such as Antonin Artaud and Peter Brook, while it also explores elements of plays both ancient and modern, ranging from Euripides ‘Medea’ to the writing of Sarah Kane. Principally, however, the students’ script focuses on their own creative writing and stagecraft.
‘Venus Flytrap’, impressed, challenged and terrified audiences as we were drawn into a powerful vision of hell and the murderous inhabitants of a grizzly madhouse. This was unbelievably great drama at its most devastatingly gruesome best!
Highest congratulations to Jolie for set design and actors Lily, Matilda, Olivia, Nyasha and Victoria!