Don’t miss The Wind in the Willows production at Thornden Hall from this Thursday to Saturday!
Students from Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford get hands-on for school production of The Wind in the Willows.
It’s been a busy few months for Year 11 B.T.E.C. and Year 10 GCSE students at Thornden Hall as they prepare for a three-night run of Alan Bennett’s stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
Students have been hard at work building a wooden frame for Toad’s motor car, a colourful gypsy caravan (complete with hand-sewn patchwork cover) and costumes as well as designing the set, make-up and lighting. Creating the woods in-house has seen Year 11s and Year 10s pulling together to put a distinctive creative stamp on this classic story of an ostentatious amphibian and his woodland-dwelling chums.
Stephen Brockhurst, in his second year of his B.T.E.C. Performing Arts (Production), says of his work on the gypsy caravan:
“I have enjoyed working on this project and feel that we have made a real comical gem. My friend Luke and I have worked out what size it needs to be so it can fit into the theatre as well as learning how to use equipment to cut down the two ends of the caravan. It also helps that our B.T.E.C. teacher, Mr Mitchener, is the director of the show as we can get a real idea of the mise en scène and just how our work will be included in the production.”
By Stephen Brockhurst
The show, which also features a cast full of performers from all year groups, runs from Thursday 30 January to Friday 1 February at Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford.
Thornden Hall presents The Wind in the Willows
Thursday 30th January – Saturday 1st February, 7.30pm
Thornden Hall, Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford SO53 2DW
Tickets: £7 (£5 concession)
For tickets please visit Thornden Hall or call 023 8024 6555.