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A west Norfolk high school is showcasing their original work

PUBLISHED: 16:09 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:22 07 February 2019

Students at Downham Market academy rehearse for the play The Island written by Head Of Drama Amy Chapman.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019

Students at Downham Market academy rehearse for the play The Island written by Head Of Drama Amy Chapman. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Archant 2019

Downham Market Academy is showcasing an original play this weekend, devised by its students.

The Island is a story about a plane that has crashed on a desert island and tells a tale of forbidden love and two cultures that come to blows.

The students have devised the performance themselves and student Evelyn, said: “It has been so much fun. The rehearsals are a fun experience because you get to learn hat other characters people like to play and what they are like in rehearsal. It’s a good bonding experience as well because it’s not just people from class, it’s for all ages.

Student Pip, said: “I think it has a really interesting message about how you need to learn to live with other peoples cultures.”

Students at Downham Market academy rehearse for the play The Island written by Head Of Drama Amy Chapman.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Students at Downham Market academy rehearse for the play The Island written by Head Of Drama Amy Chapman. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Head of Performing Arts, Rachael Harris and writer/director Amy Chapman said: “We are very proud of all 75 students involved from year 7-13. It promises to be an exciting and enjoyable show.”

The performances are Thursday and Friday this week, at Downham Market Academy from 7pm.


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