Students from Year 8, 9, 12 and 14 took part this week in the Drama Section of the Feis, held at St Michaels College and adjudicated by Mrs Vivienne Doolan, a graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In the Senior Monologue competition Alexander Beattie was placed 1st with Lewis Redmond taking 2nd place, impressing the adjudicator with their dynamic delivery of classic texts.
The Key Stage 3 competitors faced a very strong field of budding actors in the Duologue section, but Jodie Crawford and Emma Corrigan in Year 9 beat off 22 others and were placed 3rd with their performance of ‘ We Three’. The adjudicator praised the ‘connection between the characters and very creative moments of staging’. Although, Abi Brock and Scarlet Keys, Rocco Roma and Luke Smyton, Kaleisha McCausland and Emily Lipscomb from Year 8 did not get placed, they did themselves and the school proud with their lively scenes from ‘The Tempest’ and ‘The Date.’
The Feis Drama Section closed with the GCSE Year 12 class performing in the Acted Scenes Section. This was also an excellent opportunity for the Year 12 to hone their performance for a live audience ahead of their GCSE moderation next week.
In a tightly fought competition Richard Edwards, Jordan Webb, Prince Khumalo, and Matthew McConkey won the EADS cup for their performance of ‘DNA’ by Denis Kelly. Taking home 2nd place was the ‘Bouncers’, Seth Palmer, Aaron Hicks, Ryan Hence and Harry Dane with the adjudicator praising how they ‘built convincingly to exciting moments’. In 3rd place were the ‘Teechers’, James Graham, Antonia Cameron and Grace Whalley, who impressed with their convincing comedic characters and moments.
With only one mark between them all, the adjudicator closed by thanking the students for a truly excellent display of unity, team work and fine acting, which had brought her trip to Enniskillen to a very pleasing and satisfying conclusion.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Year 12 showcase evening on Monday 3rd April at 7pm in the Loughshore Drama Studio and judge for themselves!
Overall, a very successful week and many congratulations to everyone who took part!