NT Connections - The Wardrobe

St Swithun’s drama department took part in the National Theatre Connections festival of new writing for young people, culminating in the performances of their chosen play at school last weekend.

The girls chose and performed a play called ‘The Wardrobe’ written especially for the festival by Old Girl Sam Holcroft (2001) which they were thrilled to be able to perform in front of Sam and the St Swithun’s audience  at Harvey Hall on 15 and 16 March.

Sam is currently the writer-in-residence at the National Theatre Studio. Sam really enjoyed watching her writing come alive on stage for the first time and loved the fact that the school had designed and built a ‘real wardrobe’ for the occasion.

The cast go on to perform ‘The Wardrobe’ once again at Salisbury Playhouse on 9 May. Click here for more information.

The cast of the wardrobe (seen in the picture above with Sam Holcroft in the centre ) are:
Mia Bickford M5
Ana Truesdale M5
Valeriia Gladkova L6
Olivia Newman M5
Georgia Onslow M5
Maggie Chen U5
Isabella Arquier L6
Mhairi Brannigan U5
Astrid Godfrey M5
Bridget Burkill M5
Chloe Evans U5
Caitlyn Bowyer M5

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