The Founder’s Day play – or rather musical this year – was Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods JR, aptly set in the College’s Open Air Theatre. It is a collection of various fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella, all linked together through the main storyline of a baker, his wife and their quest to have a baby. It was really fun to perform in the Open Air Theatre as it is such a different setting from what we are used to. The atmosphere was great as the audience sits very close to the stage, and it felt so much more intimate than the College Theatre. This also meant that we could really interact with the audience by talking directly to them – and even sitting next to them sometimes! It really was wonderful to be a part of the play. The cast wasn’t very big as we all played multiple parts, and we became a very tight little family over the several weeks of rehearsal. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Sarah G, Upper Sixth