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Review: School students’ break-time violence – it’s surely not in their DNA

Written by Tony Millett on .

Review:  School students’ break-time violence – it’s surely not in their DNA

 

Deoxyribonucleic acid by Dennis Kelly – a Marlborough Young Actors presentation at St John’s Academy Drama Studio


Déjà vu features strongly in one of the lighter moments in this dark play.  And one had a slight sense of déjà vu right from the opening of Dennis Kelly’s play.  

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Three St John’s students organise a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill

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Three St John’s students organise a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill

Three St John’s IB students, a 75-strong audience, two great explorers and one mesmerising story teller added up to a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill on Wednesday (October 22.)

St John’s International Baccalaureate students Viki Rutt, Olivia Freeman (pictured) and Emily Palmer organised the evening featuring

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Review: The Marlborough Players' production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO (Town Hall 27-29 March 2014)

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Review: The Marlborough Players' production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO (Town Hall 27-29 March 2014)

The scenes in the Town Hall bar before the Marlborough Players’ performance of TWO were really civilised and calm.

It was a very different matter in the on-stage bar.  The landlady and landlord of this Northern, post-knock-through pub welcome (if that’s the right word) a series of drinkers who reveal

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Review of “An evening with Bach and Schumann” performed by Simone Dinnerstein and Stephan Loges

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Review of “An evening with Bach and Schumann” performed by Simone Dinnerstein and Stephan Loges

It was a privilege to have been at the concert given last Saturday (November 30) by Simone Dinnerstein (piano) and Stephan Loges (bass-baritone) in aid of the Marlborough  Brandt Group.  It took place in the Memorial Hall, Marlborough College by kind permission of the Master.

The recital started with

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Author reveals his Auntie Priscilla’s war – and sensational love life – in Nazi occupied France

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Author reveals his Auntie Priscilla’s war – and sensational love life – in Nazi occupied France

She was a woman who captivated men.  They fluttered round her like moths attracted by a candle – “a figure of unusual glamour and mystery”, according to novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare.

His aunt Priscilla remained so for decades, as Nicholas revealed on Tuesday night when he came to

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Marlborough Young Actors’ “Teechers”: three students run riot in the staff room

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Marlborough Young Actors’ “Teechers”: three students run riot in the staff room

What a breath of fresh air!  For the new Marlborough Young Actors’ first production this was a big ask: three young actors on stage for the entire production of John Godber’s play Teechers as they act a whole register of fellow students and a staff room of teachers.

And a

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Avebury’s world premiere: standing ovation for 'Atlantic Odyssey'

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Avebury’s world premiere: standing ovation for 'Atlantic Odyssey'

Atlantic Odyssey – a Journey through Music had its triumphant world premiere on Sunday evening (October 20) in St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Swindon.  The performance received a standing ovation from a packed audience of around 450 people.  

The new work for mixed chorus, soloists and orchestra was performed

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