Skip to content ↓

Tickets Now on Sale for Show

Rehearsals are under way for an A Level performance of the play The Woman in Black.

Two Year 13 students - Josh Farey and James Hyde - will play multiple characters in the production at the Masque Theatre in Barton Seagrave on January 28th.

The story revolves around a solicitor who visits a haunted house following the death of its elderly owner.

There he encounters strange experiences and ghostly goings-on as the story unfolds.

As part of the two Performing Arts students' course, they have to play more than one character within a show to develop their acting skills.

Josh said: "We've never done a performance where it's just the two of us on stage for an hour so the main thing will be to make sure it stays energetic.

"As soon as we knew we were going to do The Woman in Black, we went to see it in London so that's given us a few ideas."

James added: "We still in the planning stages so we're just looking forward to having everything in our heads so we can polish our performances."

Tickets are now on sale for £3.50 at Student Reception.

Josh and James are also involved in the staging of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in May, also at the Masque Theatre, which involves students of all ages.

There will even be appearances by Primary Phase children who are taking on the roles of the Oompa Loompas.

James is taking centre stage as Willy Wonka while Josh is preparing for the role as stage manager and director.

Josh said: "I like working with the younger year groups and doing workshops with them.

"We are starting to piece everything together so we can concentrate on putting on a great show."