GCSE pupils from Thornton recently took to the stage to perform a challenging and dark play called ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ as part of their Drama GCSE course.
The play written by Shelagh Stephenson was published in 2004 and tells the story of a family living under the power of a violent father and husband. The challenging nature of the play allowed our pupils to explore some of the darker sides of human nature and power structures within a family setting.
Head of Drama, Elizabeth Vile, said: “The choice of Five Kinds of Silence’ allows our pupils the chance to explore a series of difficult themes and how drama can help bring these issues into focus.”
Miss Vile added: “The pupils deserve a big well done for all their efforts in pulling together a really engaging and innovative performance.”