As ever, the holidays were a time for Wellington College International Shanghai’s stars to shine on stage with the school’s annual performing arts programme. Over the past two weeks, the budding thespians in Upper Prep took the spotlight with the annual holiday pantomime and an updated classic from Shakespeare.
December began with sound and fury as the Upper Prep pupils put on an intimate performance of Macbeth in Wellington College International Shanghai’s Black Box Theatre. This modern reworking of the Shakespeare tragedy took some of the toil and trouble out of the dialogue, but the 25 cast members nevertheless stretched themselves with some truly challenging material. It proved every bit as engaging, relevant and shocking as the original. With the help of drama teachers Mr Jones and Mrs Heatley, the pupils created an immersive experience that incorporated dynamic stage settings and light effects. Not only that, the troupe put on a third show due to popular demand.
The following week, the Upper Prep children at this Shanghai international school traded in their tartans for turbans and took audiences on a magic journey to ancient Baghdad for a production of Aladdin. The cast and crew provided plenty of laughs as the street-smart Aladdin vied for the affections of Princess Jasmine and outfoxed the evil Abanazer at every turn. A few fun and familiar songs came courtesy of the music department and music pupils of Wellington College International Shanghai too.
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