Fourth Year student, Ethan Thorne, will be taking part in The Mitre Players’ production of Wind In The Willows at The Mitre Theatre over half term.
The Mitre Players is the dramatic society for former pupils of Trinity School and is also open to anyone else interested in amateur dramatics.
Ethan explains: “After having over a year off stage, I jumped at the chance to be part of the Mitre Players’ production of ‘Wind in The Willows’. It is a predominantly adult cast so when I auditioned I was expecting to be part of the ensemble. However, I was fortunate enough to get the role of the Lesser Weasel so I have had the privilege of rehearsing alongside the adult cast who are all fantastic actors with lots of experience and so much to learn from.
“Just before lockdown the Mitre Players’ did their first junior (under 18’s) production, ‘Honk’, which I was also lucky enough to be involved in. I made lots of new friends who I keep in touch with and had a brilliant time.
“I would highly recommend joining their next production. My younger sister, Lara, has also joined in several Mitre Players’ productions now and she loves learning the songs and the rehearsals and even just sitting watching everyone else perform when she isn’t needed. There is always a brilliant team backstage and the costumes and sets are always amazing which really add to the whole experience of being involved.
“Rehearsals are quite intense – over a short period of time and very focused. We started ‘Wind in The Willows’ at the end of August, and I couldn’t see how the musical would ever be ready to perform in October, yet, here we are a week away and it’s looking and sounding fantastic!”
Mr Chambers adds, “Ethan has managed to juggle many activities – not least playing Shrek in our end of term musical – whilst also enjoying taking part in the next, fantastic Mitre Players production. It is great to see the Mitre Players providing regular opportunities, throughout the year, for our students to develop their drama skills locally, in a safe environment.”
Tickets to the show, which takes place 20th to 23rd October, in The Mitre Theatre, can be booked here.
“I hope that many more students will take advantage of the link we have with this excellent local amateur company in the future.”
Mr Chambers, Head of Drama Productions
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