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Splendid times for our GCSE and A level Drama students

Splendid Productions made their annual visit to Croydon High on Tuesday October 9th – an absolute highlight in the KS4 & 5 Drama calendar!

This year they performed an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s famous morality play Dr Faustus.

The brilliant scholar Dr Faustus uses his fabulous intellect to summon the actual devil to grant his every wish! But the devil has a price: it will cost Faustus his soul. Is this the best deal in history – absolutely everything for absolutely nothing? Or… is it perhaps the other way round…?

Splendid’s devilish cast of three pack a timeless tale into a thrilling hour of laughter, music, magic and amazement. Morality meets mortality in this ingenious reinvention of an Elizabethan drama that couldn’t be more contemporary.

Following this crowd- pleasing spectacle, which found Abida wearing a false moustache, Tyler gaining a tiny trophy, and Layla and Alice growing some sinister devil horns, our GCSE and A level Drama students had a practical workshop with Splendid’s Creative Director Kerry Frampton.

Exploring the themes and techniques used in the play, all our students had a fantastic morning and left feeling inspired and motivated to bring a little bit of Splendid into their future performances!

Mrs Emma Webb

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