Nescot’s Performing Arts students’ play There’s No Place Like Gnome: Squeak if you want to save Christmas was performed for the final time on 13th December at the college after a tour of local primary schools and retirement homes.
The play was written, produced and performed by the students after they undertook an intense scriptwriting workshop with professional actor and playwright Matthew McVarish in September. Starting with nothing more than a roll of blank paper the students had written a forth draft of the play a mere 10 days later and following weeks of rehearsals the original play went on tour.
“One thing I loved about the whole process was that we were the first class in the country to get given the opportunity to work with Matthew and his process to help us put together our very own script,” said Performing Arts student Adlen Bani
The play followed a foreign exchange student through the magic whiteboard along with Poppy, Sarah & Jimmy into Wherever Land meeting random characters like Akapooko, Elle-phant and Joe King along the way, who helped them get off Santa’s naughty list in time for Christmas and Brussel sprouts.
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