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SHE Performed at Edinburgh Fringe
During August, 5 students from year 11 and 12 had the opportunity to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over the past 70 years, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has grown to become the largest international festival in the world! Not only did we get to watch over 20 plays, but we also got the chance to perform our play – She.
With the help of director Madeleine Corner and Mrs Webb, and many months of hard work, we were able to create a verbatim piece of theatre, which is when the script is made using the exact words from real people who have been interviewed. We spoke to a diverse range of people from different walks of life, asking to explain their opinions on the roles of women in society and essentially what does it mean to be a woman. With topics ranging from periods and pregnancies to stereotypes and gender, we wanted to explore the realities of being female so we thought this could be done best by telling real people’s stories.
Our show was a real success; we received two 4 star reviews (see below) and had a busy audience for every one of our 6-show runs. It was an incredible experience and we are so grateful to be able to have the opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people and perform our own piece of drama. We can’t wait until next year and definitely recommend this trip to everyone.
Analisa, Lower Sixth