We look forward to welcoming our new par t-time teacher, Meghan Goslett, who will take over the four grade 8 classes and one grade 10 class in 2015. Her exper tise and experience will be a boon to the Dramatic Ar ts depar tment. On the cards for 2015 is another exciting Drama tour to the United States. The privileged boys will live and breathe Drama on their two week trip which will include Broadway shows, workshops and touring. Inter house plays festival Sheffield’s hear t-warming and enter taining play, ‘Let’s Make it Happen’, was the tale that stole the show on the night.Written by the talented Joshua Prinn under the exper t direction of Nqobili Ntuli, the play explored the relationship between two brothers. The play was cleverly sprinkled with humour, song and dance interludes; winning best original script and best actor for Joshua. ‘Playing Cards’, Finningley’s entry came in at a close second, deservedly taking the best suppor ting actors by duo Kevin Sibande and Nduduzo Mkhize. The Finningley house play was an intelligent journey of betrayal and schemes contrasted with humorous antics. Pembroke’s ‘Deal With It’, written and directed by Jesse Rich and Morena Malokoana was a thought provoking look into how one can be consumed by the self and the decline into darkness and evil. A satirical play called ‘The Hunger Games’ was Gillingham’s contribution for the evening. The play was written by Connor Heycocks and Jeremy de Beer and directed by Connor Heycocks and Teagan Hudson. The play was well scripted and took a humorous look at reality shows, with a ‘cesspool of determination, betrayal and survival where the weak are meat and the strong do eat’ as its leit motif. The adjudicator, Debra Morgan was impressed with the standard of the plays and praised the boys on their commitment to uphold the tradition of original plays that are both enter taining and meaningful. ‘The Ugly Noo Noo’ Kearsney was proud to present an adaptation of Andrew Buckland’s The Ugly Noo Noo. Written in 1988, and winner of 17 national and international awards, the play explores the concept of fear, how fear is used to manipulate, dominate and exploit the most lucrative natural resource of the country: its people. The talented cast work-shopped the production, facilitated by Michael Von Bardeleben and Ulaetha Singh. We shared many hours exploring physical theatre, providing the pupils with an oppor tunity to broaden their dramatic skills. The euphoria of having devised and created their own work permeated each session. It was a pleasure to work with such a committed and motivated cast. Our adaptation gave the audience food for thought and offered a fresh, engaging production which employed a dynamic and exciting combination of visual comedy, dance, sound, mime and an explosive performance style. Ulaetha Singh ARTS @ Kearsney 101