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Article by Kaz Russell-Graham | 16th February 2019

Powerful & Demanding Drama at St Edmund’s School

An ensemble of 10 actors received a standing ovation on the last night of the St Edmund’s School production of J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, where the appreciative audience included Karen Goaman, J.B. Priestley’s granddaughter, and Luke Goaman-Dodson, his great grandson.

Mr Goaman-Dodson commented: “I was extremely impressed with Mark Sell’s production of Time and the Conways. The quality and scale of the play were far beyond what one would normally expect from a school play. The young cast were superb, and proved adept at portraying characters much older than their own years.”

It was a stunning production and testament to Director of Drama Mark Sell’s vision, not to mention the faith he invested in his actors, that the drama’s technical demands – ageing the cast 20 years between Acts I and II, then rejuvenating it between II and III – and the mature theatrical sensitivity required of the pupils was hardly noticeable.

St Edmund’s School has an enviable reputation for Performing Arts. To find out about drama scholarships and opportunities, visit stedmunds.org.uk

Image: Peter Cook

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