A right royal drama

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Cara Ringrose, 17, Jacob Stephenson, 15, 2019 graduate McKenna Marshall, Rhiannon van der Tang, 15, James Hilton, 16, Jaimee Whirledge, 17, Sarah Aldridge, 17, Lulu Schiller,15, Poppy Treloar, 17.
Camera IconCara Ringrose, 17, Jacob Stephenson, 15, 2019 graduate McKenna Marshall, Rhiannon van der Tang, 15, James Hilton, 16, Jaimee Whirledge, 17, Sarah Aldridge, 17, Lulu Schiller,15, Poppy Treloar, 17. Credit: Supplied

Not wanting to sit on its hands Georgiana Molloy Anglican School will next week perform a side-splitting production on the life of King Henry and his six wives.

HENRY– the lives and wives of a merry monarch came in response to COVID-19 restrictions when students grieved the cancellation of their much anticipated annual school play.

Under guidance of drama teacher Sue Thompson, HENRY was the product of an impromptu drama club constructed for the frustrated students.

Mrs Thompson said the play was a cross between Horrible Histories and Monty Python.

“In this play, the six wives Henry the eighth had over the course of his life are all alive at the same time and unaware of each others existence until the end of the first act. The second act is all about them getting revenge,” Mrs Thompson said.

HENRY boasts 30 passionate and creative cast members expressing the tale of King Henry and his matrimonial dilemmas.

GMAS student James Hilton, who plays the role of Henry VII, says he loves the casts camaraderie.

“I love backstage time with the boys and messing with other cast members, everyone gets on very well.”

Ornate period costuming was tackled by a parent-student mix and saw GMAS alumni Mckenna Marshall commit her time to the more difficult costumes.

See HENRY at GMAS MAC from August 19 - 22, visit trybooking.com/BITQP

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