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COBHAM STUDENTS PERFORM IN NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL

Published Friday 12th of June 2015 12:00:42 PM

Talented students from ACS Cobham recently took to the stage at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham to perform Eugene O’Hare’s Hospital Food as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival. The 10 High School actors and actresses, alongside a technical crew of four, performed and produced Hospital Food for the general public and the school community. The play, which explores the dynamics on a teenage cancer ward, saw the Cobham students tackle and highlight a number of serious and emotional issues. Connections, a nationwide celebration which showcases new plays for young people, is produced by the National Theatre and supported by a number of individuals, trusts and foundations. Each year new plays are commissioned from some of the best contemporary playwrights, for performance by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland, making Connections one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Darryl Nel, Head of Drama at ACS Cobham, commented: “How young adults deal with serious and sensitive issues is really the heart of the play and the students had a tremendous experience exploring that. It's been a wonderful opportunity for our young actors to push themselves as performers, and the result was quite moving.”
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