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Dauntsey’s Performs a Fishy Tail

Pupils from Dauntsey’s Performing Polly Teale’s ‘Mermaid’

A group of twenty pupils from the fourth form up to the sixth form at Dauntsey’s has performed a striking production of Polly Teale’s ‘Mermaid’, an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Little Mermaid’.

The plot explores the character of ‘Blue’ who writes a modern fairy-tale as an escape from a life filled with insecurities.

Elise Chambers, Teacher of Drama, Dauntsey’s said;

“The pupils did a brilliant job of transporting the audience to the mermaid world, the experience being further enhanced by wonderful lighting, sound, set and costume design.

“We were immersed in a watery world where the young actors cleverly conveyed a clear divide between the troubles on land versus the peace under the water.’’
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Published: December 1 2016

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