The last resort

Last term, Gateacre School’s drama department’s own theatre company Open the Gate performed ‘The Last Resort.’

The performance involved 20 students from Years 7-10 on stage but was supported by the wider school community backstage and front of house, making the magic of the production come alive!

Mrs Elle Gash, head of drama at Gatecare, said: “It has been fascinating watching this play develop and evolve over the past months. The students involved have been amazingly hardworking, creative and engaged.

“It’s been a genuine pleasure to work with and help shape the play into the (frankly hilarious) comedy performance that our audiences enjoyed.

“The skills the students have developed here will serve them well over the years, and hopefully the friendships formed will last the time too.

“It is with overwhelming pride that Miss Walker, an ex-Gateacre drama student herself, successfully took on the challenge of directing this comedy production for our students.

“Performing in front of your family and peers is hard enough, but to perform a comedy is one of the most challenging things an actor can do, and the fact that students as young as 12 have been able to make audiences cry with laughter night after night is a true testament to their skill and hard work.

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