Last Friday some of our Second, Third and Fourth Form pupils performed The Changing Room in the School’s Fleischner Theatre.

Written by Chris Bush, the play is set in and around a swimming pool and follows a group of teenagers full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty. They know change is coming, but not what it’ll look like.

Preparing for the play wasn’t a straightforward process. When rehearsals started back in September, due to Covid restrictions, the cast couldn’t meet as a whole company. Nevertheless, they rose to the challenge and attended extra rehearsals on Sundays.  

For most of the cast, performing to a live audience in a theatre was a new experience but one which they took in their stride, delivering solid performances and making the audience laugh (in all the right places!). Live music performed by pupils and staff accompanied the actors and definitely added to the feel-good atmosphere of the event.