Dramatic showcase at Walton Girls’ school in Grantham

Eleanor Mackintosh performing in Metamorphosis.
Eleanor Mackintosh performing in Metamorphosis.
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The talent of drama students at Walton Girls’ High School was once again on display in a showcase of innovative performances.

GSCE students took to the stage at the school’s theatre to perform their exam pieces to an engaged audience of family, friends and students.

It is the first year that the showcase has taken place, and the evening celebrated all of the hard work that the students have put into their performances.

The plays ranged from the feminism and naturalism of Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, followed by the dark and eerie tale of Matilda Liar by Debbie Issit, to the tremendously physical theatre of Franz Kafta’s Metamorphosis - all delivered with the pure focus and professionalism that Walton is famed for.

The use of set, costume and make-up to extreme application saw faces painted white and black, scaffolding manipulated in many different shapes and sizes and even special contact lenses for some of the pieces, creating a complete visual feast for the audience.

Mrs Leonard-Smith, head of faculty performing arts, said: “It was an excellent evening of celebration, showcasing such talent - it was lovely for parents to share their daughters’ success and for future students to realise the high standards they need to aspire to.”