The Syrian refugee crisis is the focal point for a new play being performed by sixth form students at Sibford School.
‘West Ashored’ has been devised by the students as part of their A Level Drama exam and picks up on the headlines from last year.
Rory Parker, one of the three students involved in the project said: “All too often we see events hit the news but then slip away from the main headlines. By devising this piece of drama we hope to ensure that the problem isn’t forgotten. We also hope it will engage the audience into making a change.”
Neil Madden, Sibford’s Head of Drama, added: “This is a highly political piece of work which draws on the style of Brechtian Theatre. The students have done considerable research into the subject and should be very proud of what they have achieved.”
‘West Ashored’, will be performed at 1.15pm on Wednesday 13 January and again at 6.30pm on Thursday 14 January in the school’s Oliver Studio. All welcome.
Hannah Wildwood is pictured as a refugee battling against people traffickers (played by Rory Parker and Katie Mackenzie).