The Children’s Hour – a challenging and rewarding School production
The recent production of The Children’s Hour (written by Lillian Hellman) by Lower School students at St George’s College, Weybridge took place on 5 and 6 March 2015 and was directed by Ms Lara Dowds and Mr Mark Schofield. It is a production that proved to be as challenging as it was rewarding for the students involved.
Following an incredibly short rehearsal period of six weeks (mirroring the customs of an old repertoire theatre), the 4th and 5th Year students worked amicably and showed great detail and dedication to their character creation.
The subject matter within the play is highly sensitive and provocative but each student approached the work with a level of maturity and sophistication. By performing in the round, performers had to be aware of the technical aspects of staging and choreography, and this made the piece visually stimulating.
Particular commendations should be made to Ms Helen Guy-Williams, who spent a number of weeks choosing and crafting the wonderful uniforms and costumes, and to Mr Graham Carey whose detailed set design transported us to the fragile and macabre world of the play.
11 March 2015