24 June 2019
The winning entry in the Playwriting Competition 2019, by Lucy (Year 9), was called The Edge of Hope, a dystopian story which was due to be performed in the summer term which sadly become a remote learning period for St Helen annd St Katharine. However, the Drama Department did not give up hope, but adapted it into a radio play, since it couldn’t be performed as usual in our Studio Theatre.
The entire cast and crew worked hard to record their parts and were very proud to have been able to share their work with the St Helen’s community.
‘When I first thought of the idea for The Edge of Hope I was inspired by some of the dystopian novels I had enjoyed reading. I wanted to create this kind of world on the stage and explore the bond between three sisters who faced challenges and hardships together.
Even though we didn’t get to see it on stage, it was really fun to be part of the cast and crew, and they have all worked so hard this year.’
Lucy, Year 9
‘At first, I tried out for The Edge of Hope for fun, I would have never expected to do it remotely. When we had to switch to do the play remotely, at first I was pretty sad, but the play continued in the form of a radio play, and the end result was really good. I loved every moment of my experience with this play, and I would definitely want to do it again.’
Lily-Rose, Year 7