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Matthew Howells and Lucy Doyle Star at the Octagon Theatre

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Matthew Howells in Year 10 and Lucy Doyle in Year 8 have beaten hundreds to be selected to play the lead roles of ‘Scout’ and ‘Jem’ in the professional production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, running from Thursday 8th September to Saturday 15th October. Both pupils were put forward for the roles after really impressing in drama lessons.

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The production so far has proved to be a great learning curve for both pupils who are very interested in going into the profession full time upon leaving school. It’s allowed them to experience first-hand the rigours of being part of a professional production and has also filled them both with confidence.

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Mr Tuff reports, "I’m incredibly proud of both Matthew and Lucy. The feedback I’ve received from the Octagon is extremely positive. For two pupils to make such an impact is a real credit to them both. The fact that they haven’t allowed such a big commitment affect their schoolwork in any way shows what a credit they both are to the school. Both pupils were already very accomplished performers but, as a result of this production, I’ve seen them grow and develop hugely. I really do believe that this is just the beginning for both of them."

This entry was posted on October 1, 2016