The Old School has a rich history of drama productions, some produced from within the community and others brought in from sources such as Carn to Cove which is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.
The Old School does not have a large space or a fixed stage so productions are tailored to the capacity of the main hall and are therefore very intimate. Many of them have been accompanied by dinners prepared as part of The Old School's catering service.
This is a small selection of productions over recent years.
A Respectable Funeral, a one act play by Jimmie Chinn presented by SCATS (Stoke Climsland Amateur Theatrical Society) following a supper. It was one of a number of very successful joint enterprises by SCATS and The Old School.
Shop for Charity by Charles Mander. also presented by SCATS and again accompanied by a dinner. Here SCATS had brought part of its portable stage and scenery into The Old School.
Pals was a story from the trenches
and another Carn to Cove performance – a moving and funny story about friends who volunteer to join the army and go to war.
With the help of Carn to Cove David Mynne gave amazing one-man performances of Dracula and Great Expectations and followed these with his unique interpretation of Homer's Odyssey.
Albert and Equiano by Jayne Newton-Chance was twice performed by local actor David Oddie to sell-out audiences. It was theatre in the round of the highest calibre and well-suited to the space available at The Old School
Drama productions are one-off events that are advertised locally as and when they can be arranged. For details of forthcoming events click here to contact The Old School office.
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