Mr Chambers, Head of Drama Productions, has shared some photos of rehearsals underway this week – with students thoroughly enjoying the chance to put productions together following the last lockdown.

One features Sixth Form student Lukas Cobb and his team rehearsing ‘In Dubious Battle’ – a student-led adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, which follows an activist attempting to organise labourers in a bid to gain fair wages and working conditions.

Lukas, who is currently studying English, RS and Maths at A-Level, says: “My passion for John Steinbeck’s writing was the primary inspiration for the play, but the most fun part of writing it for me was largely changing the plot from Steinbeck’s original novel, adding characters and changing the ending whilst remaining faithful to Steinbeck’s ideas. Being able to translate the play from a script on paper to a physical play on a stage is an incredible feeling. My friends and I have always enjoyed being part of school productions, but this play being entirely student led has given us the opportunity to take the responsibility into our own hands – although that is also a very daunting prospect!”

Meanwhile, a cast of Year 10 students recently enjoyed a costume call for their own original play, directed by Robert Wilding. Set in the trenches of World War One, it follows five brave soldiers in an impossible situation.

Mr Chambers says: “These original plays resonate at this time, focusing as they do on the determination to battle through difficult times.”

Both plays will be live streamed from The Concert Hall onto Trinity’s YouTube channel on 4th December. Watch this space!

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