On Thursday 9 May students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the Senior School performed The Crucible.

Arthur Miller’s play depicts a fictionalised version of the events of the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts at the end of the 17th century, although the events in the play are intended as an allegory for McCarthyism.  We chose to transpose the action of the play to an unnamed future dystopia, in order to emphasise the themes of oppression and surveillance that are prevalent throughout.

The Crucible is a very challenging play for any cast to perform and the amount of time, commitment and hard work that students put into rehearsing and preparing their roles cannot be overstated.  They performed with a great deal of passion, vigour and professionalism and I could not be prouder of them.  A stunning performance.

Huge thanks to Ashley Southall for his superb photography.

Emma Roskilly, Head of Drama