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MOATFEST 2020

The theme of this year's online MOATFEST is: Celebrating Women in the Arts. We want to inspire and motivate our students to get involved in the arts and make it a life-long passion, even if, for the time being, we have to do that 'virtually'. 

With thanks to CLSG's Arts and Culture Network for supporting this project. 

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  • Q and A Session with April de Angelis

    Published 16/06/20
    Please email Sue Farnsworth to book a ticket for this event. 
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  • The Refugee

    Published 04/06/20

    Year 11 Drama student, Harshana Nanthagumar, has written a 'true story' verbatim piece of theatre entitled The Refugee. Harshana interviewed her mum about how she escaped the war in Sri Lanka and ended up in the UK, via Switzerland. The script is composed of the transcribed interview.

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  • Year 10 Duologues

    Published 04/06/20

    Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students have been rehearsing duologues which showcase lead female characters in plays. The duologues are taken from a varitey of plays in terms of style and time period from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Pinter to April de Angelis.

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  • Baby What Blessings

    Published 04/06/20

    Baby, What Blessings, written by alumnae Siofra Dromgoole, follows the trajectory of a relationship between a white woman and a black man throughout their student years. In the aftermath of first love we find Billie at a crucial moment of growing up; a moment of grappling with honesty and responsibility, and confronting her own naïvety.

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  • Sasha Hails Script Writing Workshop

    Published 04/06/20

    Sasha Hails is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. She is co-creator and lead writer on Enid Blyton's 'Malory Towers' (CBBC) and has projects in development with BBC Films, BFI, The Bureau, Kindle, BBC Wales and Channel Five.

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  • Jumpy by April de Anglis

    Published 04/06/20

    April De Angelis is an English dramatist of part Sicilian descent. She is a graduate of Sussex University and trained at East 15 Acting School. De Angelis began her career in the 1980s as an actress with the Monstrous Regiment theatre company. Jumpy was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty. 

    *Please note this event come with an Age Restriction and is only suitable for those aged Year 9 and above.*

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  • Monologue Competition Performances

    Published 04/06/20

    We have had a great response to the Monologue Competition. Girls from across CLSG have entered and the top entries will be performed by professional actors. 

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  • Zoo by Steve Morley

    Published 04/06/20

    ZOO is based on a short news item reported in The Guardian in 1992. It is a curious item concerning an event which took place in a zoo in Vladivostok when a tiger escaped from its cage and killed one of its keepers.  The tiger was then shot by the keeper's husband who also killed a second tiger and a bear which was watching on in its cage. The play attempts to make sense of the event and in so doing becomes an analogy of the death of the Soviet  Empire.

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  • Desert Island Discs

    Published 04/06/20

    A special isolation Desert Island Discs, hosted by Chris Whyld, Drama Teacher and CLSG's Headmistress, Jenny Brown as his castaway. 

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  • Isolation Poetry

    Published 04/06/20

    Down through history, mankind has survived many different disasters and pandemics and in this series of readings, we shall hear the thoughts and feelings of those moved to write about them.  Read by pupils and staff from CLSG, this will be a chance to hear some lesser known writings that demonstrate the human reaction to adversity. 

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  • Prep School Monologues

    Published 04/06/20

    Years 3 and 4 have been working on a selection of monologues from Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Years 5 and 6 have been rehearsing Shakespeare monologues and scenes from The TempestMacbeth and As You Like It. You will get to see a selection of these performed live!

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  • The Maids

    Published 04/06/20

    Year 12 will perform an excerpt from Jean Genet's absurdist masterpiece The Maids. Inspired by the true story of the Papin sisters who killed their mistress, the play explores themes of power, societal class divides and illusion versus reality. The Maids was first performed at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris on 17 April 1947, and was considered ground breaking at the time, not least because it presented three female lead characters.

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