Drama News

HSC Drama Showcase
HSC Drama students will present a showcase of their practical works on Friday August 23 at 6pm in The Playhouse. The school community is warmly invited to attend to support the girls in their final display of Individual Project and Group Devised Performances prior to their assessment by NESA markers.

We wish the girls every success for the next few weeks as they complete Trial assessments and the NESA practical exams.

Fangirls at Belvoir
Old Girl Yve Blake has written a musical and plays the leading character in Fangirls playing soon at The Belvoir Street Theatre.

Yve is joined by a stellar cast of new talent, including teen sensation Aydan from The Voice, making his stage debut as popstar Harry. Fangirls is an ode to anyone who has ever been a fan; a show about teenagers and how powerful they truly are.
We are currently in the process of arranging an excursion. Stay tuned. 

Chicago – The Musical
We are off to see the musical Chicago at The Capitol Theatre on Sunday September 15 at 6pm. This productions stars Natalie Bassingthwaite, Tom Burlinson and Casey Donovan.

Girls in Years 9-11 Drama will be receiving invitations to attend the show. The opportunity is optional but will once again contribute to the valuable experience of live theatre.

A limited number of seats are available, so best in best dressed. Hopefully you can join us.

Break A Leg?
Break a leg is an idiom in theatre used to wish a performer "good luck" in an ironic way. Well-wishers typically say "Break a leg" to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase remains obscure.

The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person "good luck" is considered bad luck. The expression is sometimes used outside the theatre as superstitions and customs travel through other professions and then into common use.

Greek origin
In the time of Ancient Greece, people didn't clap. Instead, they stomped for their appreciation and if they stomped long enough, they would break a leg. Or, some would have it that the term originated during Elizabethan times when, instead of applause the audience would bang their chairs on the ground—and if they liked it enough, the leg of the chair would break.

“We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Peter Eyers
Head of Drama