A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Belper School’s drama department are currently rehearsing their performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We went down drama and interviewed Sarah, drama teacher and play-putter-onner.

Megan: When and where is the show taking place?

Sarah: On Wednesday the 18th of June and Thursday the 19th of June in the school hall.

M: Did a lot of people take an interest in being a part of the performance?

S: Over fifty people turned up at the auditioned, It was amazing I was overwhelmed! I really didn’t expect that number of people.

M: What makes this performance different to the rest?

S: Well it’s Shakespeare and it’s rather a difficult challenge but they are doing brilliantly and already they are remembering their lines and they’re really committed.

M: Why did you choose to do A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

S: Because there`s lots of creative opportunities and there`s lots of opportunities for people to get involved. It`s also a challenge.

M: Does it take a lot of effort to make this play? And why?

S: There’s lots of people involved: there`s a technical team; design people; make up people doing costumes; people doing sound; people doing drama and so with out those people it wouldn’t  be possible.

M: When did you decide to become a drama teacher and when did you decide you liked drama?

S: I did my Teacher Training in 1999 and I did my first play, My Fair Lady, in Year 7 and I was a flower girl.

Interview by Megan and Ted.