On the 26th of April 2018 FDIS was extremely proud that the dramatic production society presented their first full length production to an audience of teachers and parents. Students had spent months preparing for the performance and had carefully learned all of their lines.
The students had also taken on all the roles of the production team- including creating the set, and manging the lighting and sound. This was a pressured moment for the dramatic production ASA as all their work was represented in this show!
Of course, all the hard work payed off- the students performed brilliantly with some students really inhabiting the characters, and others adding some extra comedy to the play. Parents commented on how much the students had remembered and how impressed they were. Middle school students also really enjoyed watching the production- and they also got to learn about this very well-known play from the UK.
In case you haven’t hear about it this is some information about the play…
‘The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012’
The story is a murder mystery, and throughout the audience wonder who is the murderer, then at the end it is revealed!
Taking part in the production allowed students to build their self-confidence, team work and their ability to understand literacy texts, as well as of course supporting their study of the English language, and widening their vocabulary.
The students faces when they came off stage were very moving- some looked so happy that they wanted to cry when they realised they had completed this challenge.
The production could not have happened without the dedicated support of Mr Chris Everett and Ms Holly Derbyshire, who helped the students within their ASA time and also came to support rehearsals in their own time. Thank you to these teachers for helping the students!
如果没有Chris Everett老师和Holly Derbyshire老师的全力支持，这部戏剧是绝无可能完成的。他们在课外活动课上帮助学生们，又用了自己的个人时间来为学生排练。感谢你们!
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