New School Performance
On Tuesday 25th June, Testbourne Youth Theatre gave the debut performance of ‘Silent Voices’ at ‘Moatfest’; a drama festival held at the ‘City of London Girl’s School’. Sharing the day with a sixth form college, the students more than held their own displaying a performance of real maturity that impressed both staff and students from the other schools. The day was rounded off nicely with the pupils tucking in to a well earned pizza overlooking the Thames.
The Testbourne community will have the chance to see this new performance on mental health issues when it is performed on Thursday 19th September in the Theatre Hall. It will run for approximately 45 minutes.
Tickets are currently on sale at the school office. Tickets cost £5 and concessions at £3.50.
This play, which was inspired by real life events, explores mental health issues and in particular, schizophrenia. The story follows Paul, a previously lively and outgoing boy who slowly finds himself descending into a mental crisis. His friends are worried, but seemingly unable to help him in his battle until events reach an unexpected climax. The play tackles these issues head on, but also offers hope and support.
There is some strong language.