Grimm Tales told by First Form

Mar 15, 2023

Our First Form dramatic talent exploded onto the stage in a riot of colour, humour and physicality in the production of The Fairy Tales Grimm. Every class took responsibility for a different fairy tale, adapted from the unnerving original stories, and performed these with all of energy and confidence that we would expect of this talented year group.

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The audience were treated to inventive storytelling in a haunting and captivating performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, followed by the energetically riotous performance of Ashputtel, complete with TikTok dances, helpful doves and comically violent amputations.

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The third piece entitled Iron Hans, was a surreal and mesmeric journey into the woods and magic of German folklore, including heroism, enchanted pools, mystical armies and a powerful, rusting antihero. The evening was rounded off by a captivating performance of Hansel and Gretel, where physical theatre was used to exceptional effect to create the world surrounding the fated pair, along with a terrifying sequence where the woods came alive with moving eyes and crackling firelight.

This powerful series of short plays gave this cohort a chance to flex their creativity and courage, and we look forward to their next performance.

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