School, House and Independent Plays, 2015-2016

Lent 2016

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


by Georg Buchner

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd January Caccia Studio

“Goodbye marie. You’re as beautiful as sin. Can mortal sin be so beautiful?” Come and see the play that exploded onto the literary scene of the early 20th century with “incendiary force”. Buchner’s tale of how a soldier arrived at murder and self destruction reveals its sting of modernity in this version set in the East Berlin of the Stasi.

RPDF House Play, directed by ASM, Director in Residence.

The Frontline 

by Che Walker

Tuesday 2nd - Thursday 4th February Caccia Studio

There is a street where drugs, sex and religion mix. There is a street where crime goes unpunished. There is a street where passion drives us to death and laughter. Look closer and you will find yourself there.
A visceral experience unlike anything Eton has ever seen before. This no-beaks-involved production is truly unmissable.

Independent Play, directed by Max Himpe AJC. 


by Ben Travers

Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th February Farrer Theatre 

Plunder is one of the cleverest and funniest farces ever written – a 1920’s country house romp with hilarious characters, non-stop action, romance – and a crime thriller to boot. ACDG-C’s favourite comedy of them all!

NPTL House Play, Directed by ACDG-C 

What The Butler Saw 

by Joe Orton

Thursday 25th February - Saturday 27th February Caccia Studio 

Confused identities, nymphomania, transvestism, incest, blackmail and bribery all conspire to provide a play with frantic pace, dropping trousers and classic English humour. Orton uses the newly found freedom of the 1960s to take surreal aim at the world of the British middle class in a doctor’s surgery.

College House Play, directed by JNH. 

AS Drama performance

Tuesday 1st March Empty Space 

East by Stephen Berkoff: described by the author as ‘an elegy for the East End and its energetic waste’ this dynamic and visceral piece where Shakespearean rhythms and cockney rhyming slang collide, sees its characters fight, lust and tussle with what life has in store for them.

The evening will also include a selection of duologues and monologues from The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin MacDonagh, The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter and Kiss Me Like You Mean It by Chris Chibnall.

Performed by the AS Drama students, directed by RGS. 

The Libertine 

by Stephen Jeffreys

Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th March Caccia Studio 

John Rochester, friend of Charles II and the most notorious rake of his age seduces us with his pornographic wit, poetic lyricism and stinging criticism. Stephen Jeffrey’s award winning play captures the licentious appeal of the Restoration court and plunges the Caccia into the turbulent centre of his passions: Will our unlikely hero be confounded by love?

RDO-C House Play, directed by HEO.

The House Drama Competition

Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th March Caccia Studio 

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 KDKP and JMR. 

Journey’s End 

by R.C. Sherriff

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd March Empty Space

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.