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Greek legend bought to life by ACS Cobham students

Published Monday 23rd of November 2015 04:34:21 PM

Talented actors and actresses at ACS Cobham recently enthralled over a hundred parents, teachers and friends with two performances of the heroic tale ‘Jason and the Argonauts’. The play, an adaptation of the ancient Greek legend ‘Jason and the Golden Fleece’, charts the epic rise and history of the famous group of young men and women as they journeyed across the Aegean Sea. Incorporating music, song and movement, the 12-strong cast overcome the treacherous ocean, battle fire-breathing dragons and ward off mythical skeleton warriors to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Performing their no-scenery, no-prop re-interpretation of the epic tale in chorus, the 11 to 13-year-olds relied on gesture, movement, mime and costume to represent everything, from sea waves to the legendary Argo ship. The production enabled students to put into practise ensemble and physical theatre techniques learnt in the classroom whilst studying Ancient Greek Theatre. Amanda-Leigh Damms, Director and ACS Cobham Drama teacher, commented: “The production was a huge success. It is truly wonderful to see our young actors blossom into their characters and to find their confidence and enjoyment on stage.”
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