Queenswood’s Upper School stage a festive fiasco
Friday 2 December 2016
The Upper School’s production of A Christmas Carol was an utter fiasco. Staged WITHOUT the assistance of the Drama Department, after their controversial lottery-funded relocation to the Bahamas, the girls staggered through a chaotic retelling of the classic festive tale.
The show was doomed from the outset. Ebenezer Scrooge arrived ten minutes late onto the stage, still dressed in her 1st XI hockey kit. A power cut in the theatre meant that the lights had to be run from a car battery. The technician’s computer malfunctioned, revealing her dubious taste in music and even more dubious private photographs.
The ghost of Christmas Past was hoisted randomly and inexpertly above the stage, one of the two Ghosts of Christmas Present sustained a black eye after an on-stage punch-up, and the Ghost of Christmas Future broke her leg after being catapulted into a giant hole in the stage. Finally, as the fire alarms sounded, the whole debacle was brought to an abrupt end by the arrival of the emergency services (bearing striking resemblances to certain male members of Queenswood staff).
The audiences who packed out the Clarissa Farr Theatre over three nights were mercifully forgiving. We hope that they have not been put off Drama at Queenswood. We
have a great season of plays in rehearsal for the New Year.
— Jayne Truran (@readingj) November 30, 2016
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— QueenswoodAcademic (@QAcademic) November 30, 2016
— St Joseph’s (@fromthepark) November 30, 2016