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.