This term, our accomplished actors took on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Director of Drama, Lloyd Allington, reviewed this gripping play:
“Rebecca Vines had the inspired idea of putting on a great ‘whodunnit’ – and the Drama Scholars gave us an extraordinary evening of tension and sophisticated acting. A group of ten people find themselves marooned on Soldier Island: slowly they are picked off one by one in a variety of gruesome ways.Backed by a magnificent set – a huge country house drawing room-hall, complete with staircases, alcoves, doors which blew open and galleries – our finest actors murdered each other one by one (hence the title) until only two were left.
During the interval one could hear bets being placed by excited audience members as they tried to figure out who the murderer was.
Lloyd Allington said, “It seems invidious to pick out individuals from a very strong ensemble, but Rory Kavanagh and Beth Leishman especially impressed spellbound audiences with their growing sense of terror: it was exciting to see these veterans perform their last play at School before they leave, along with Dom McClaran, Isa Bruce and Laurence Kilsby. This was one of Rebecca Vines’ most sophisticated pieces – stylish, classy and gripping.
If you missed it (why would anyone do that?) then catch it later this year at the Edinburgh Fring Festival, as Close Up Theatre’s main show.”