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Bloxham School Production: The Wardrobe / Defectors

One night, two productions imageSOLD OUT PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY 28TH AND SATURDAY 30TH. Tickets still remaining for Friday 29th November performance. 

We are delighted to invite you to our double-header of a school production performed from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November 2019. Two one-act plays will be performed each evening: The Wardrobe and Defectors. 

The Wardrobe by Sam Holcroft 

Originally commissioned by the National Theatre Connections Festival, The Wardrobe is a touching play that uses live music and ensemble movement and will be entered for the National Student Drama Festival competition. It will be performed by students from Third Form through to the Upper Sixth.

Across seven centuries, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough? 

A gripping journey through British history exploring how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. 

See photos from the rehearsals: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJs7FdN 

Defectors, written and devised by Bloxham School  

The second performance of the evening will come from our Sixth Form students, showcasing an original production, Defectors, which will transfer to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2020. 

It is 1984. Tina Turner is blaring out across the school bus as a Sixth Form group set off on a trip, leaving the comforts of West Germany to the contrasting reality of the communist East. When they arrive, they are faced with an unexpected and monumental decision. 

Based on a true story, Bloxham School’s original devised play will shock and excite as questions of morality and risk hang in the balance. 

See photos from the rehearsals: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJnnG3e 

Ticket Reservations 

Our performances will take place on Thursday 28th November to Saturday 30th November, 7.30pm. 

Please follow this link to reserve your seats for the production: School Production Bookings

The deadline for bookings is Thursday 21st November. For any ticket queries or booking amendments, please email [email protected]