School, House and Independent Plays, 2016-2017

Lent 2017

Performances start at 8.15pm unless otherwise stated. Information was correct at the time of publication. For more information on Farrer productions or ticketing please see AJM/PDAM or email farrertickets@etoncollege.org.uk

A Level Devised Piece                   

Saturday 14th January                                                              
Empty Space 8.15pm 

A Level drama students perform in an exciting piece of contemporary physical theatre. Inspired by the works of Theatre de Complicite, the boys have devised a fast paced, energetic, multi-layered exploration of happiness.  

Guided by RGS.

Pomona by Alistair McDowall        

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st January
Caccia Studio Thurs. & Fri. 8.15pm 
Caccia Studio Sat. 6pm & 9pm

Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona - an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Mysterious, surreal and compelling, The Caccia Studio is transformed for this first school revival of the smash hit by Alistair McDowall.

MAG House Play, directed by Harry Williams

Barbarians by Barrie O’Keeffe

Tuesday 31st January – Thursday 2nd February
Caccia Studio 8.15pm

It’s 1977. Three unruly lads from Lewisham leave school without hope or ambition. Comic anarchy follows as Jan, Paul and Louis try to fight their way into a society rife with unemployment and rejection. Bubbling tensions erupt with chilling consequences. A timeless script, eerily relevant to Britain today, takes us on a hilarious, vivid, and ultimately tragic journey.

Independent Play, directed by Harold Serero & Harry McNamara


Chips with Everything by Arnold Wesker

Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th February
Farrer Theatre 8.15pm

“Your mates are morons, Thompson, morons. At the slightest hint from us they will disown you.. Or perhaps you wanted a court martial?”

Arnold Wesker’s most popular work charts a group of young conscripts in 1950’s Britain as they struggle through basic training in the RAF. Furious, compassionate and unforgiving, it prompted the Sunday times to call it “The first play of which the establishment need be afraid.”

JRBS House Play, directed by Alexander Lass 

The Sea by Edward Bond

Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th February
Caccia Studio 8.15pm

A tempestuous squall batters a small coastal village. The sea spits a soggy body ashore. The community duly capsizes. Chaos ensues. Men go overboard. Orpheus comes out of Hell, strumming his Lyre.

Can Willy earn his place in this quirk-ridden society, or will he jump back aboard?
Fans, funerals and a rubber dinghy. Join us for a night of nautical storytelling with just a splash of salty humour.

RRM House Play, directed by ASM.

Dying For It by Moira Buffini

Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th March
Caccia Studio 8.15pm

Hallway-dwelling Semyon is unemployed and disheartened with life. But when word spreads of his intended suicide he finds himself inundated with sympathetic visitors – Suddenly he’s an important man, and on the night of his proposed suicide events spiral out of control.

Erdman’s celebrated satirical comedy “the Suicide” was banned by Stalin before a single performance. It’s now back, in an hilarious new version by Moira Buffini.

NCWS House Play, directed by RSH.


The House Drama Competition 

Thursday 16th - Saturday 19th March
Caccia Studio 8.15pm

A series of excerpts and short plays directed by boys in the hope of winning the prize for best house. Come along and cheer your team and check out the opposition.

Master in charge JPB, assisted by JMR.

Journey’s End by R.C. Sherriff

Sunday 19th March
Empty Space 6pm 
Monday 20th March
Empty Space 8.15pm 

GCSE drama students perform in this WW1 Drama set in the trenches near Saint-Quentin, Aisne. The entire story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days from 18 March 1918 to 21 March 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of Operation Michael.

Directed by RGS, Head of Theatre Studies, RSH, Director of Drama, and ASM, Director in Residence.