On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ISH joined in the international celebrations of his life and work by putting on one of his best-loved comedies – Twelfth Night.
Under the direction of Ms. Avila (Drama) and Mr. Hammond (English), a cast of fifteen students – from Grade 6 to 11 –took part, and put on the show on Friday and Saturday, 29th and 30th April in the Drama Room to a full house after several months of almost daily rehearsals.
Twelfth Night is a tale of role reversals and mistaken identities, in which everyone falls in love with each other without knowing who the other really is. It would all have been thoroughly confusing if it were not for the fact that the actors played their roles so well, delivered their lines so clearly, and so thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a play that shows the sillier side of Shakespeare.
The play was set in the 1980s, and featured some of the best and worst music from that decade, some of which was sung professionally by the students themselves.
Prizes for best '80s costume were awarded to students and faculty members.
As usual, the show could not have been a success without the support of the ISH community. Special thanks go to Ms. Cover’s make-up team, Mr. Azouz’s Tech Crew, Mr. de Beer and Mr. Graham who took charge of the musical side of the show, and to Ms. Lawrence’s Prom Committee and Ghana Project for providing food and drinks. The high standard of ISH dramatic productions continues – don’t miss the next one!