Rehearsals have started for the next school production of ‘Holes’, starring students from the Third, Fourth and Fifth Year. The play will take place from Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 March, and tickets are available to buy now!
Holes is a brilliant and off-beat comedy adventure, based on the multi-award-winning novel by Louis Sachar. The play follows a boy called Stanley Yelnats, who can’t ‘catch a break’. He has been born into a family, cursed with bad luck and so it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to a boys’ detention centre as punishment, Stanley is tasked with digging one large hole five feet wide and five feet deep every day. It doesn’t take long for him to realise there is more going on, and that the warden instructing the boys to dig is actually looking for something…
The two students taking the lead roles in the Trinity production of Holes are Third Year students Hugo (Stanley) and Tom (Zero).
Ms Robinson, Director of Drama, said, “I am so excited to direct the Middle School students in Louis Sachar’s adaptation of such a wonderful novel. The play explores themes of friendship, prejudice, justice and family, with wonderful moments of humour (and occasional stage combat!)
“This production is starring students in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Year, whose opportunity to perform in a Lower School play was thwarted when school went online in Spring 2020. At the end of March, the Mitre Theatre will be transformed into a dusty desert full of curses, treasure and yellow-spotted lizards! You don’t want to miss this one.”
Tickets for Holes are available to buy now from the Events page. The performances will take place on Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March from 7.00pm-9.30pm. On Saturday 25 March there will be a matinee performance from 2.00pm-4.30pm.
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