Posted on March 03, 2019

As per previous years, Doha College put on yet another spectacular large-scale annual stage production involving students from Year 7 up to Year 13. This year, over 100 students took part in a marathon 3½ hour production showing for three nights. 

Created by Jane Williams, Head of Drama at Doha College, the play focused around five argumentative siblings who became immersed in five classic books: ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘Lord of the Files’ and ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class.’ Each set tells a stirring story, and along the way, all protagonists discover qualities in themselves that help them grow and relate to each other.

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The production was an extraordinary feat, not only by offering a significant role to each student but also through its outstanding direction and acting, as well as the polished musical numbers. The costumes and the mise-en-scène; the use of sound, light and colour, was so inventive that it was a crucial part in the story-telling – a measure of the skill and professionalism of the 16-strong backstage student team. Dr Steffen Sommer, Doha College Principal, was enthralled with the show: “What an incredibly polished performance. Everything went seamlessly, perfectly timed and crafted – a credit to our Drama Department and our hard-working students. As a High Performance Learning school, productions such as this support a vast number of the attributes and values we see as critical in a Doha College student.”

Doha College offers (I)GCSE and A-Level courses in drama and music, and closely aligns with independent academies “Musiqaa” and “Mockingbird Youth Theatre”.

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