An air of excitement surrounded the pupils and staff at Dumpton School last week as everyone looked forward to watching ‘Under’ – an original theatre production and, another hugely ambitious project involving all 73 senior Year 7 and 8 students choreographed over 20 scenes with a live band and over 300 in the combined audiences over 3 nights.
The play was written by Miss Anson, Head of English and Drama, inspired in part by the story of the local village of Tyneham, and set both around the time of World War II and in the present day. Deputy Head, Mr Nye wrote ten original songs specifically for the play, and his superb musical score complemented the story perfectly. The confidence of the actors was marked, with some disarming performances from the very accomplished soloists. Headmaster, Andrew Browning said; ‘The pupils were superb on stage and it is always good to host a world premiere!’