'Be Not Afraid Of Greatness...'
Thank you to everyone who participated, helped out, watched and attended our performance on Wednesday 14th November at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury.
The photos are here! Please sign the consent form given to your children and return it by Friday 7th December. To have a copy of all the photos, please bring in a named memory stick to Miss Richell and she will transfer them on for you
Here is a letter to the cast from Mrs Muir, who watched on the night:
Twelfth Night Production November 2018
Dear St Marks Cast and Team,
What a triumph your production was! From the dramatic storm at the start to the revelations at the end, the audience was mesmerised. It was obvious that you not only understood the plot and humour of the play, but you enjoyed every minute of it! In fact ....... 'It alone was fantastical!'
The narrators, with their clear diction, guided us through the tangle of plot with flair. We were soon introduced to the households of the Duke Orsino and the grieving Lady Olivia and their excellent attendants. Rescued from the shipwreck by the brave captain, into the scene came Viola dressed as a dashing young man. Frankly, Viola, you were magnificent! The audience would agree with you when you said .... 'for I can sing....with many sorts of music.' And when we discovered that your twin, the fine Sebastian had survived, we were able to marvel with the noble Orsino ... 'One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!' Thank goodness this was revealed before the faithful Antonio was carted off by the diligent officers to his fate. All this was watched by the mournful and aloof Olivia and we began to see her soften and fall in love, calling for the thoughtful priest to perform her wedding.
Meanwhile in Olivia's household other characters were ... 'delighting in masques and revels.' The hilarious drunken scenes with Olivia's uncle and his wayward friend were ... 'very sweet and contagious, enough to rouse the night owl'. Of course, this was not approved by the haughty steward, Malvolio who proclaimed .... 'My masters, are you mad!' The next day however, it was Malvolio who appeared mad, smiling broadly and ... 'strange and stout in yellow stockings and cross-gartered'. We roared with laughter as the clever Maria and the mischievous Sir Toby and Sir Andrew and the whole company played their trick on him!
All of you showed such skill, commanding the stage by your superb acting, singing, action and full commitment. It was so good to see you all on the stage together and fully immersed in the action. No play can manage however without all those behind the scenes playing their part, and it was evident that the backstage crew were brilliant for the play went without a hitch!
'Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.' And you were .... GREAT! When the play came to an end and the audience heard .... 'That's all one, our play is done and we'll strive to please you every day' .... we wanted to see it all over again! Every congratulations to you all.
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