Perse Middle School Drama Company make a splash in The Sea
8 Feb 2019
The Perse Middle School Drama Company dived into The Sea for their latest production.
The cast, formed of pupils from Years 9 to 11, staged the Edward Bond play over two nights in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
A tragicomic tale set in an East Anglian town during the Edwardian era, The Sea follows the reactions of local residents after a man from the town drowns. Some characters become introspective or depressed about his death while others display that they are more concerned about themselves.
Perse English and drama graduate assistant Kathryn Salmond directed the play, having felt it would be a good fit with the actors taking part.
She said: “The Sea is a play that was in the back of my mind for a long time. The characters are quite diverse and there was a lot of leeway with how you could play them, so the cast was able to make them their own.
“They responded really well to having an audience. I think the pupils really brought out the best in what they’ve been working on for the last few weeks and the audiences really seemed to enjoy it.”