Year 7 and 8 Girls Uncover The Secret Garden
Spring was welcomed in as a cast of Year 7 and 8 girls staged a highly creative physical version of ‘The Secret Garden’.
Across two evenings ‘The Garden’ explored key moments of the famous children’s story, focussing on a shared experience of grief through the loss of a loved one.
The creative process was based on the practices of Bertolt Brecht and the values of ‘Ensemble Theatre’, a collaborative approach in which everyone can share ideas and take ownership of the story-telling process.
The girls rose to the challenge of performing in this way, as well as being surrounded on all sides by the audience in an engaging and moving production.
All the cast benefited enormously from the experience of working with director and teacher, Tracie Farren, who said, “It has been a privilege to work with the cast and to see each of them grow in confidence. I am very proud of what they have all achieved in ‘The Garden’ and look forward to seeing them develop further in the future.”