December 1, 2017
In the drama production this term, Sixth Form pupils have transformed New Drama Place into The Erpingham Camp, a holiday centre from the sixties. With redcoats, competitions and shows, Joe Orton’s play satirises the traditional holiday camp, whose order is ultimately dismantled by its rioting guests. Hugh Mawer gave a strong performance as Erpingham, attempting to maintain his lordly control of the camp while the newly appointed Head of Entertainment, Riley, played by George Hawkins, tries his best to prevent the camp falling into disarray. Rowdy couple Kenny and Eileen, played by Ollie Larsson and Romy Kelleher, are perpetrators of chaos and act as a foil to the more reserved Lou and Ted, played by India Newland and Robin Sargeson. The chorus of redcoats provided entertaining dancing and singing, with a live band and performers working together to put on the camp’s entertainment. Full of visual and verbal humour, the colourful and lively production has been enjoyed by audiences throughout the week.