This term, Oakham School celebrated Shakespeare’s Quatercentenary, by staging a double bill of two of his greatest works.
“We always like to challenge our actors and really push ourselves as a department,” says Director of Drama, Gilly Norell. “We wanted to go further than just staging one play, because we are always incredibly keen for as many of our students to take part as possible – which is why we took on two of his works.”
An all-female production of Hamlet, (perhaps his greatest tragedy), was brought to life with vigour and humour. Expertly acted by the entire cast, with standout performances by Hatty Cadman who was compelling as the Prince, and Clo Farmer whose performance of Ophelia was truly haunting – all the more impressive as these girls are still in Form 5. Tribute should also be paid the malevolent and simmering Claudius of Ellie Rose Hunt (F7), the firey edged Laertes - Molly McCann and the ludicrous and foppish Guildenstern/Osric of Charlotte Hannan both in Form 6.