On Tuesday evening, Year 11 GCSE Drama students completed their Component 1 performance examination. Presenting 4 provocative and impactful pieces of political theatre, the performances were researched and developed from real-life social issues. Students used a range of Brecht’s ‘Epic Theatre’ techniques to present their work, with the content spanning a range of political topics including; gun control, gambling, corruption amongst politicians, online privacy and gender based violence.
Bertolt Brecht once said “It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theatre. Our theatre must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality.” The quality of the performances and the pressing questions they raised, certainly gave the audience pause for thought.