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Brides in the Bath

Brides in the Bath

On Tuesday 9 May our Lower Sixth students gave a stunning and haunting examination performance exploring the true life story of Mr George Joseph Smith, a serial bigamist who changed his name repeatedly in order to escape detection. Smith used his wit and charm to convince his wives of his good intentions but really all he was after was their money. In the chilling production the students explored the tale of the three most unfortunate out of all his victims, Bessie Munday, Alice Burnham and Margret Lofty. The students’ brief had been to produce a piece of theatre in the style of the theatre company Shared Experience, using Beth Graham’s play The Drowning Girls as their stimulus from which to create an original piece of drama. Ms Esther Roberts, Head of Drama, said: "The girls have been working incredibly hard on creating this original piece of drama in the style of the theatre company 'Shared Experience'. The examination unit requires them to become theatre makers; devising and writing a script and then considering the whole concept of the piece. I encouraged them to think creatively throughout the process and the design elements of the show which they decided on were absolutely stunning. It was a thrilling piece to watch; I'm so proud of them!". Well done to all the girls involved! 

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