Wold Fringe Festival productions a wonderful celebration of all things theatre

Wold Fringe Festival productions a wonderful celebration of all things theatre

4 July 2024

With a hilarious Alan Ayckbourn farce, a powerful production of Animal Farm, and a liberal helping of uplifting music and dance from Glee Club, this year’s Wold Fringe Festival had something for everyone.

The entertainment began on Monday 24 June, with students across the year groups showcasing accomplished monologues and duologues from their recent LAMDA exams, followed by a hugely entertaining performance of Ayckbourn’s Gosforth’s Fete from Lower Sixth students. The five-strong cast brilliantly brought to life possibly the world’s worst fete, complete with confessions accidentally broadcast over loudspeaker and a pack of cubs running riot.

On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June, things turned darker in the Year 10 and Lower Sixth production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, directed by Assistant Director of Drama, Mr Neil O’Gorman. By turns frightening, funny, sinister and sad, the production was always compelling, with fantastic characterisations across the board from the cast and superb lighting and sound effects.

In a fabulously fun festival finale, we went “Back to the Movies” with members of Glee Club on Tuesday 2 July, who performed songs, many accompanied by great dance routines, from 20 films ranging from “Ghostbusters” to “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” via “Footloose” and “The Wizard of Oz”.

These three Wold Fringe Festival productions were a wonderful celebration of all things theatre. Well done to everyone involved.

You can view photos from these productions in the gallery below.

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