Toad of Toad Hall revived by Year 8 Thespians

Toad of Toad Hall

Toad of Toad HallOn Monday 25th November, Year 8 performed their Toad of Toad Hall plays. Toad of Toad Hall is a play written by A. A Milne, adaptated from The Wind and The Willows. The play is based around a character named Toad, an immature, obnoxious, slightly self-centred, but caring character. Toad is accompanied by Rat, Mole and Badger in his insane adventures that come from his ‘crazes’. This craze was all about motor cars! Students took on the challenge and began memorising and creating the performances which were a mixture of the scenes taken from the play.  As the due date crawled closer, the nerves began to get higher and higher, until it was time to perform. Then we realised that this is fun, and everyone is feeling just the same, it was reassuring. Groups were made up of 3-5. Their productions were funny, serious, amusing and engaging, where lines were memorised, although, some of us, (including myself) may have muddled a line or two. Costumes and props were outstanding and we really got into it and acted like our characters.  All in all, this was a great experience, something out of our comfort zone. I would recommend this for anyone. Nada A (8Z)

Groups of 2-5 students performed parts of Toad of Toad Hall, learning their lines off by heart and performing it in front of their peers. The groups had two weeks to finalise their play, get their costumes and props together, and practice their acting skills.  The plays were full of humour, crazy props and amazing outfits. It was clear that most people had put a lot of effort and creativity into their productions. I dressed up as Rat complete with tail, ears, a tie and a sports coat.  The highlight for me was watching everyone performing outside their comfort zone. The audience participation was also great with everyone laughing and clapping in support of their classmates.  Anna G (8Z)

For most people, performing parts of Toad of Toad Hall was a very intimidating thing to do. Leading up to the play we spent many hours practising our lines and acting out our scenes. The best thing about this experience was watching everyone’s hard work pay off in the end, and seeing us all come together as a grade and congratulate our peers on the hard work they put in. This was a great experience for us, because it pushed us out of our comfort zones, helped us have fun, and realise that we don’t always have to take things so seriously. I think this play is definitely a great experience regardless of the nerves everyone felt and the panic with costumes and remembering lines. Everyone did really well and had a lot of fun! Peyton M (8Z)