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Four talented Sixth Form actors performed at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, garnering rave reviews.

Numbers, a one-act comedy, was billed as “brutal and hilarious… Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies.” Set in an all-girls boarding school, the play depicts a vicious battle of wills between four Sixth Formers in the hour before a new head girl is announced. Allegra, Amy, Martha and Molly – all Sixth Form Drama Scholars – delivered powerful performances throughout the six-day run, lauded by the audience with five-star reviews.

“The joy of the Fringe is that every now and then, you stumble across a show that it so good you want to tell everyone to see it. This year, this is that show… a brilliant, polished performance from a young cast that have you believing in their characters from the start. Highly recommended.” 

Throughout the week, they distributed fliers to the throngs of visitors, while Allegra spoke on Sarah Vine’s Femail Half-hour to promote the show, culminating in a final sell-out performance. The students made the most of their time at the festival, enjoying a variety of shows and meeting theatre and film agent Susie Dumbreck, who runs Infinity Artist Management. Congratulations to the cast on their amazing run, testament to their energy, commitment and talent.

Each year, pandemics permitting, our Sixth Form Drama Scholars perform at the Edinburgh Fringe. Drama Scholarships are available to talented performers applying to join the Sixth Form as well as to South Hampstead students moving up from Year 11. Benefits of being a Drama Scholar include membership of the South Hampstead Theatre Company, as well as 1:1 drama coaching and a scholars’ theatre trip. For more information, click here


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