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Year 10 and Year 11 Performance Night

Thursday 15th June 2017


Production of Singleton, an adaptation of James Graham's play Bassett


Performing Arts Centre
Senior Campus
131 Birrell Street


Drama students rehearsing Singleton


Singleton is an adaptation of James Graham’s play, Bassett, which premiered March 2011 at the Soho Theatre, as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival. The original play has been transposed from England to the regional NSW town of Singleton. In it, a class of unruly high school students are locked in their classroom and are forced to miss the public homecoming funeral of a local soldier, who was a popular graduate of the school.

The play is a pacy, humorous and ultimately poignant examination of young people who have to make sense of their country’s involvement in foreign wars. It addresses several other important contemporary issues also, including homophobia and racism.

The performance is a culmination of the year 10 Drama students’ study of the Realist school of Theatre. The boys will apply what they have learnt from Stanislavsky’s Method in their performance. They will be supported by the technical expertise of the year 11 and 12 Entertainment students, who will stage the play and operate lighting and audio. Year 11 Drama will also perform their Playbuilding (Using Metaphor) pieces on the night.


Drama Students rehearsing Singleton

Come along and support these hard-working boys. There will only be one performance – Thursday 15th June, 4.30pm at the PAC. No bookings required!