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    Writer’s Seal of Approval for Blue Stockings

    We can’t think of a more appropriate piece of drama for our girls to have recreated than that of Blue Stockings. Following the story of four young women over one academic year at Girton College, Cambridge, Blue Stockings is a reminder of the fight for education that women had during the 19th century. When their male peers graduated, the

    Posted 4 April 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    ‘Blue Stockings’

    Our fantastic new Senior Production of Blue Stockings will take place at 19:30 in The Chapman Theatre on Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. Blue Stockings, by Director and Writer, Jessica Swale, follows the story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. Set in

    Posted 8 March 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Year II and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies students enjoyed a very modern take on Romeo and Juliet at West Yorkshire Playhouse last week. The juniors are studying the play in their English lessons, while for the seniors it is a set text. Both groups and their accompanying teachers enjoyed a vibrant production containing,

    Posted 22 March 2017 by Emily Sowden
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    A Level Drama Performance: ‘Machinal’

    QM staff and girls were invited to attend a 30 minute A Level Drama performance of ‘Machinal’ last week in The Chapman Theatre. ‘Machinal’ by Sophie Treadwell, is an ‘expressionist’ play set in New York in the 1920s concerning the fate of a wife who murders her husband. Directed by Nick Lewis, Director of Theatre,

    Posted 20 March 2017 by Emily Sowden
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    ‘A Christmas Carol': Official Photos

    QM’s superb version of the popular Christmas classic had all the structure of a pantomime whilst maintaining the traditional story centred on London’s meanest inhabitant, Ebenezer Scrooge. The performance was packed with colourful characters, gags, lots of audience participation, and certainly got everyone in the festive spirit. Congratulations to the very talented cast and crew.

    Posted 13 December 2016 by Emily Sowden
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    Theatre Trips: ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Blood Brothers’

    80 girls from Years III to UVI and 16 staff recently took over the Grand Circle at the Grand Opera House in York to see Pick Me Up Theatre’s new production of ‘Spamalot’. For many of the girls it was their first introduction to the absurd and hilarious world of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in

    Posted 5 December 2016 by Emily Sowden
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    Tickets now available for ‘A Christmas Carol’

    Next week will see QM’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ on stage in the School’s Chapman Theatre. QM’s version of the Christmas classic will have all the structure of a traditional pantomime whilst maintaining the story centred on London’s meanest inhabitant, Ebenezer Scrooge. Packed with colourful characters, gags and lots of audience participation, ‘A Christmas

    Posted 24 November 2016 by Emily Sowden
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    Devised Drama

    A Level Theatre Studies Students Clementine Corner, Georgia Elwers, Chloe Wong, Olivia Adams, Georgina Deri and Nadia Fewlass-Jones have given superb performances of two devised theatre pieces to a rapt audience of their peers in the Chapman Theatre. Clementine, Georgia and Chloe performed a harrowing piece on mental breakdown called ‘Sarah’, inspired in part by

    Posted 22 November 2016 by Emily Sowden
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    Athens Drama Study Tour

    As most of the QM girls left School for a relaxing and well-deserved Half Term break, 15 Drama students took the unique opportunity to pack their bags, grab their passports and head off to Athens for an exciting five-day study tour. Whilst the bags and passports provided a couple of memorable ‘challenges’ along the way,

    Posted 7 November 2016 by Emily Sowden
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    Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights

    The Drama and Dance Departments recently made their annual visit to see Northern Ballet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The 70 girls and staff who attended were not disappointed. Last year the group saw the hard hitting, highly political ‘1984’ and this year it was an evocation of the destructive passion at the heart of

    Posted 26 September 2016 by Emily Sowden