May 12th saw Earls’ students taking to the stage, once again, in a scintillating evening of exciting and often thought provoking entertainment. Young thespians from across the school performed familiar pieces, which ranged from an extract from Willy Russell’s tragic tale of separation and class struggle, Blood Brothers, to Roald Dahl’s surrealistic children’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Alongside these were a number of devised works, created by students themselves, on themes as wide in scope as the notorious Salem Witch Trials, to the horrors and personal tragedy of war. Performances ranged in scale from a thoroughly captivating monologue by Caitlyn Miller to a large scale devised piece, The Interrogation, devised and presented by extra curricular drama group SPG. Quality stagecraft and high energy were in abundance, along with masterfully delivered episodes of pathos, thrown into sharp relief by moments of hilarious comedy. All in all a truly gratifying collection of performances, which once again demonstrated the immense talent of our students, nurtured by a team of highly dedicated staff.