Year 9 Drama: Tutankhamun wins over the judges

Year 9 Drama: Tutankhamun wins over the judges


Greg Knowles
Greg Knowles
Year 9 Drama: Tutankhamun wins over the...
On Monday some of our strongest year 9 drama students went head to head in our annual devising competition final. Students, this year, had been tasked with devising short plays based on GCSE style stimulus material. The competition opened with a wonderful Monty Python-esque comedy based on impossible situations from our Violet class. This was followed by two exceptionally moving and visually inspiring pieces from the Blue class. The Green and White classes produced a stunning psychological drama and a presidential murder play respectively and our Yellow class produced two intriguing plays based on a trip to a haunted house and an alternative history of Egypt. As always the standard of work was exceptionally high and gave our judges a massive headache in trying to decide who the final awards should go to.
The final winners were:
Best actor: Yashwanth Nagathevan (Yellow)
Runners-up: Ashley Lord, Aman Rahman (White)
Best Supporting Actor: Kian Shahverdi-Moghadam (Yellow).
Runners-up: Darius Oprea, Veerav Parabhoo (White).
Best Actress: Kaksha Chandarana (Yellow).
Runners-up: Blossom Santana-Spevick, Bethany Wright (Blue), Jodi Clarke (Blue).
Best Supporting Actress: Alice Ridout (Green).
Runners-up: Chaniyah Charles (Yellow), Tia Shah (Blue), Ellie Tavener (Blue).
Best technical/design contribution: Jack Loison (White).
Runners-up: Mya Dave, Milla Acornley, Monet Silvain, Ellie Tavener (Blue); Ella Ramalho, Krisha Chandarana (Yellow).
Best Dramatic Moment: Bethany Wright, Ellie Tavener, Riya Unadkat, Milla Acornley (Blue).
Runners-up: Max Webb, Ashley Lord, Tom Harverson, Alex Ciz Yori, Matthew Limb, Darius Oprea, Taran Summers (Violet); Chaniyah Charles, Charlotte Boother-Dominguez, Ava Phillips, Kaksah Chandara, Ella Ramalho, Krisha Chandarana (Yellow).
Best Play: Yashwanth Nagathevan, Kian Shahverdi-Moghadam, Ben Fletcher-Gray, Ishaan Thurairajah (Yellow).
Runners up: Bethany Wright, Ellie Tavener, Riya Unadkat, Milla Acornley (Blue); Max Webb, Ashley Lord, Tom Harverson, Alex Ciz Yori, Matthew Limb, Darius Oprea, Taran Summers (Violet).

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