A trio of A Level Drama students treated audiences to a hard-hitting devised performance as part of their A Level examination.
Held on 7 December in the College’s Drama Studio in front of staff, family and friends, the piece saw students Lukas Beringer, Caitlin Johnston and Joseph Ryder take to the stage to perform ‘Judge, Jury, Executioner’; a piece written based on the play ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ by Italian playwright, Darian Fo.
The performance saw Ryder playing the main character of a police officer, whose twisted sense of reality saw him dealing out punishments to criminals, torturing the torturers in turn. Johnston and Beringer completed the cast, playing transgressors and members of the criminal justice system. The devised and performed piece, along with a 3,000 word portfolio, completes the module for the students’ course.
It was a night to remember, as Joseph explained: “It was an amazing performance with audience members giving really positive feedback. It was a great experience to devise our own piece – you don’t have to replicate anyone else’s work. I am hoping to continue performing at university and beyond; drama gives you some incredible transferable life skills that I am looking forward to utilising in the future.