School, House, Independent and Curricular Drama Plays, 2017-2018

Michaelmas 2017

F Block Stage Crew Demonstration
Friday 15th September                                 Farrer Theatre 5.20pm

The Theatre’s capacity is revealed by the Farrer crew in a demonstration which culminates with a stunning light show.

MGHM House Play 

Totally Over You by Mark Ravenhill
Sure Thing by David Ives
Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th September                   Caccia Studio 8.15pm

Totally Over You

Fame. Everything that teenage girls dream of.  But how much are they willing to sacrifice to get there? 
Follow the story of four young girls and their desperate attempts to become celebrities. This delightful retelling of Moliere’s tale by Mark Ravenhill takes a satirical swipe at the vacuity of modern life.

Sure Thing 

What if two would-be lovers are given the chance to start again? 
In this short one act play an off stage bell resets the conversation every time the suitor goes off the rails -
But will all this supernatural help ensure they live happily ever after?

Directed by Max Arlott with Master-in-Charge JMR and NCH 


Michaelmas School Play: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th October                                Farrer Theatre 8.15pm

“The most perfect plot ever planned” – Coleridge.

The Alchemist is Ben Jonson’s comic masterpiece: a riotous journey of chaos, confusion and brilliant plotting.
A conman, a prostitute and a bored butler set up house in London and proceed to gull a fantastical array of willing victims, until they hear some terrifying news…
Reset in Dickensian London and performed at breakneck speed it fuses dazzling wordplay and comic invention in an explosive combination.

Directed by RSH with HJRM

Independent Play

Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds by James Fritz

Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November                               Empty Space 8.15pm

17-year-old Jack is on course for great things.  His parents, Di and David, do everything they can for him.  Their support is unwavering - until one day, when Jack is attacked outside the school gates.  What seems an isolated incident soon escalates, leading Di and David to question their son and, ultimately, themselves.  In this provocative new play by James Fritz, nothing is taken for granted, and no one is who they seem.
Directed by Ben Galvin with Master-in-Charge TAD


DWG House Play 
The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th November            Farrer Theatre 8.15pm

A landmark of twentieth-century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera comes to the Farrer in a bold new production.

Allow yourself to be swept up in Soho's seedy underworld, as you revel in this vivid and darkly comic classic.

Directed by George Chilcott


GCSE Devised Pieces
Thursday 23rd @ 8.15pm & Thursday 30th November @ 6.15pm    Empty Space
A program of inventive physical theatre created by GCSE Drama students.

Devised by the boys, assisted by RGS, RSH and SETH

AMM House Play
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Thursday 30th November - Saturday 2nd December        Caccia Studio 8.15pm

This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the small village of Grover’s Corners has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play.  This simple story exposes the stark truth of human existence as two people fall in love, marry, and live out their lives.  

Directed by SETH

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