'It Runs in the Family'
Last week saw pupils from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth lead the cast in the hilarious Ray Cooney farce ‘It Runs in the Family’ for two nights. The Performing Arts Centre was filled with supportive family, friends, staff and fellow pupils throughout the performances on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December.
The cast overcame the dreaded winter bugs to deliver two performances awash with energy, pace and an abundance of laughs. Every member of the cast excelled, with fearless and stellar performances from the two leads, Connor and Jack. Pupils proved a real understanding of the performance style necessary for farce, which was on display.
With great comedic value and a fantastic display of pupil talent, the audience were delighted at each performance. The Head of St John’s, Rowena Cole shared her thoughts on Twitter after the show: ‘Just brilliant! One of the funniest evenings I’ve had in a while. So proud and impressed with the whole cast and crew!’
Director of Performing Arts, Ollie White, commented 'What a fitting way to start the run up to the end of term and Christmas, with one fabulous, talented ensemble cast tackling a dramatic genre new to them with absolute relish. The reaction from the two full houses was genuinely heartfelt. A great time was had by all!'