The Prescotian Webzine

There was a notable break with tradition in this year's school play, in that, for the first time, the cast was recruited from the Boys' Grammar School as well as from our own girls. No one who saw this dramatic production can doubt the value of this co-operation. The play, Jean Anouilh's modern version of the Greek legend of Antigone, was a vivid dramatisation of the conflict between the individual conscience and the good of the state.

Antigone, the girl whose determination to do what she thought was right brought disaster to herself and to those she loved, was portrayed sensitively by Elizabeth Galea; and her unhappy lover Haemon was Graham Purcell. The demanding role of Creon was played most successfully by lan Hodgson, and Janet Edwards and Carol Jeffrey were totally convincing as Ismene and the nurse respectively. The play was linked by a chorus (Judith Lyons and Stephanie Simm) which commented on the action of the drama, and a welcome touch of comedy was provided by the guards, (Peter Okell, Timothy Emblem and Paul Podmore). Other small parts were played by Robin Lawrenson, Gary Mason and Gillian Carey.

In order to link Anouilh's play with the Greek legend, the producers introduced an interesting irime version of the story. This mime was skilfully presented by Gillian Needham, Susan Woods, Karen Elliott, Wendy Tarbuck, Susan Berry, Susan Larty, Lucy McGarrell and Karen Tomlinson.

Sincere congratulations must be offered to the excellent cast, to the many people who helped with the production and most of all, to the producers Mrs. Webb and Miss Tarver.


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