Living The Part Drama Showcase — Solihull Sixth Form College

Living The Part Drama Showcase

Drama students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are demonstrating their acting skills this month with a showcase entitled “Living the Part”.

The first year A level Drama students are being assessed on acting skills and the focus of their work has been to explore the challenge of realism, using strategies to create the illusion of ‘living the part’ on stage. The showcase is a celebration of the depth and range of scripts that exist in this genre, scripts ranging from Nineteenth Century classics to Twentieth Century landmark pieces. These scripts have tested the students’ abilities to be truthful on stage: to research, observe and make connections with their own experiences. Students have been researching the contexts of their pieces, ranging from the 1940’s, the Forest of Dean accent, 1960’s Alabama, 1980’s clothing to 1880’s period posture and movement.

11 short performances will take place in front of an audience of friends and family on Wednesday 17 January. Each performance will last between 5-15 minutes, largely dependent upon the number of students and nature of the piece. The productions the students have chosen are as follows:

“An Inspector Calls” by JB Priestley
“Shouting, Stamping and Singing Home” by Lisa Evans
“Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill
“Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind
“A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen
“Blue Remembered Hills” by Dennis Potter
“Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman
“Hedda Gabler” by Henrick Ibsen
“The Maids” by Jean Genet
“Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind
“My Mother Said I Never Should” by Charlotte Keatley

Tickets for this showcase are available by contacting the College Central Admin Office on 0121 704 2581. They are also available online at We are fundraising for the Drama department and thus tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

4 January 2018