Bishop Luffa’s prestigious House Drama Festival was a huge success again this year with a very high standard of work achieved by the three finalists, King House with DNA, Ridgeway House with Beautiful Burnout and Otter House with James and the Giant Peach.
The Festival is a showcase of performance work with Sixth Formers directing pupils from Years 7-10 in a half hour play as part of a competition judged by a panel of professionals from the theatre industry.
Our judges this year were ex-Luffa students Nick Howard Brown, now working as an actor, and Jonny Boutwood now a casting director. Their feedback recognised the very high standard of performance work achieved by all three finalists.
The overall winner was Ridgeway with Beautiful Burnout, a hard-hitting examination of the world of Boxing using physical theatre to communicate a moving story.
Other awards on the evening were given to Laura Hackett (12Ridgeway) who won the Silver Jubilee Award for the Most Original Contribution to House Drama with her set design and Sam Haigh (11King) who won Tech of the Year for his professional approach to his role as photographer for events such as school production and for the House Drama Festival over the years.
It was an electric evening and a wonderful celebration of Bishop Luffa Drama with a huge response from the audience and high tension during the judge’s feedback at the end.
Mrs N Furnell, Team Leader of Drama