Bishop Luffa’s prestigious House Drama Festival was a huge success again this year with a very high standard of work achieved by the four finalists, Andrewes House with The Book Thief, Sherborne House with Burying your Brother in the Pavement, King House with A Monster Calls, and Story House with Dark Road.
The Festival was a showcase of performance work with Sixth Formers directing students from Years 7-10 in a half hour play as part of a competition judged by a theatre industry professional actor and ex-pupil Romina Hytten. Her feedback recognised the very high standard of performance work achieved by all finalists.
The overall winner was King House with A Monster Calls, a powerful and compelling drama told through puppetry and ensemble work.
Other awards on the evening were given to Alfie Ayling (10Wilson) from Wilson’s House Play, War Horse who won the Silver Jubilee Award for the Most Original Contribution to House Drama for his phenomenal performance and Charlie Harvey (9Otter) who won Tech of the Year for his commitment to managing the lighting and sound for the Festival.
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.