Students Tackle Sensitive Topics in Powerful Drama Performance
Students aim to send a powerful message with a thought-provoking performance surrounding the effects of mental health, drink driving and cancer.
Sixth Form studying performing arts at New Line Learning Academy chose to focus on the emotive subjects for their end of year showcase, which they will perform to a live audience on Monday, 23 May, in the hope of raising awareness.
The show is split into three acts, including one about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, another about the difficult consequences of mental health and a segment based on the film “The Fault in Our Stars”, which focuses on the story of two teenage cancer patients.
Jamie Minshull, Head of Drama, said: “The show is really powerful and quite emotional at times. The whole showcase sends a strong message, which is what the students ultimately wanted to achieve. I’m extremely proud of them for tackling these subjects with such professionalism and sensitivity. They’ve all been fantastic.”
The production takes place at the Exchange Studio, in Earl Street, Maidstone, on Monday, 23 May. Doors open at 6pm.
Tickets are £6 and can be bought from the venue, or by calling the box office on 01622 758611. Audience members must be aged 14 and over.