“During afternoon tea There’s a shift in the air a bone-trembling chill that tells you she’s there. There are those who believe the whole town is cursed. But the house on the marsh Is by far the worst…” Susan Hill
The VCE Theatre Studies class are very proud to bring Steven Mallatrat’s beloved and horrifying play “The Woman In Black” to St Mary’s College in May!
As part of a VCAA requirement in Theatre Studies, (Area of Study 1 – Staging a Play) the Year 11 and 12 students have planned, developed and are ready to perform the Gothic horror classic “The Woman in Black”. “The Woman in Black” is a mystery thriller about a young attorney who travels to an old house in a desolate town in the U.K. highlands in order to “fix up some loose ends”. Little does he know that his journey will bring him face to face with the darkest of secrets…
Since mid-February, the VCE Theatre Studies class have been required to choose two production roles (directing, acting, costume and prop design, sound design, lighting design, make up design) they must commit to in their creative process. This has meant countless hours rehearsing, designing, scouring op shops, learning lines in order to be assessed successfully and to perform to an audience – it has been entirely student led and it has been an absolute joy seeing these students in the process.
They are excited to perform their production of “The Woman in Black” to the St Mary’s College Community over three nights – May 17th, 18th and 19th. All productions are performed at Logue Hall at the Edmund Rice Campus and begin at 7:30pm. Productions run for an hour. All tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.
Fair warning – this show is not for the faint of heart; there will be plenty of scares!
Head of Drama | Brendan Tollit