Our students have, yet again, delivered a superb spring production to a packed audience of parents and students.

This year we did things differently, as two of our students ‘took the reins’ and each directed a one-act play.

Barney Sayburn (Second Year) directed the comedy The Customer is Always Wrong and Alfred Nicol (Lower Sixth) directed Lockdown, allowing them to broaden their experience of drama by taking on a different role.

This was the latest in a succession of excellent productions at Trinity. Other shows have included Oliver!, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Treasure Island.

Head of Productions, Chris Chambers, said: “Mentoring these productions has been illuminating. Bringing a play to life is a finely balanced process and the director steers the ship through the ups and downs of the rehearsal period. It can even sometimes appear muddled and chaotic to an external eye, but I have been impressed by Alfie and Barney’s dedication to both managing the needs of a busy group of students and the many elements of putting on a successful production”.

The two shows were adjudicated by Beth Wood, Director of Prospero Theatre Company, who said:These were two highly original plays that showcased the strong performance skills and creativity of Trinity students.”

Beth awarded the following to the directors and cast:

Nominations for Best Actor in Lockdown were Stephanie Joubanian, Zachary Haynes and Olamide Ogunnaike.  The award went to Olamide Ogunnaike.

Nominations for Best Actor in The Customer is Always Wrong were Matthew Boyde, Finn Larsen Pugh and Robert Wilding. The award went to Robert Wilding.

Nomiations for the Adjudicator’s Award went to Barney Sayburn, Alfie Nicol and Ethan Campbell. The award went to Barney Sayburn for his direction of A Customer is Always Wrong.

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