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11 July - Playwriting Society


On Tuesday 8th July, 'The Least Fun A Girl Can Have' written by 'A' Level Drama student Jay Routh as part of our playwriting society, received a rehearsed reading at The National Theatre.  The play focusses on a couple who used to be in a relationship, but broke up years earlier.  After their initial awkwardness they reminisce about their relationship, highlighting the unreliability of memory and how we each remember what's most important to us.  The sharp dialogue made us laugh frequently, but also touched us with moments of tenderness and sadness.  It was particularly exciting having the play performed by actors we recognised from recent productions at The National.  Many would have seen Olivia Vinall play Cordelia in the recent 'King Lear' and Desdemona in Hytner's 'Othello'.  The National received over four hundred entries from across the country for this competition, so Jay's outstanding  achievement of being one of nine finalists is a testament to her creativity and intelligence.  We are absolutely delighted by her success and hope she continues to write plays while reading Drama next year.  We wish her every success.

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