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Shows go on! Bard brings back audience

Taming of the Shrew performed as first play during pandemic at all-girls school

18 June, 2021 — By Harry Taylor

La Sante Union pupils during a dress rehearsal [Picture: Mary Beth Sutter]

PUPILS at La Sainte Union secondary school were performing in front of a live audience again for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friends, parents, staff and residents gathered at the all-girls school in Highgate Road this week to see two performances of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with “a feminist twist”.

Backing performances were provided by a combined jazz band of professional musicians and A-level music students.

Head of drama Sarah O’Keefe told the New Journal on Tuesday: “Tonight’s performance went brilliantly. I was proud of the girls, who played their roles with total commitment and found the fun and comedy moments in the play, whilst keeping it well paced and energised.”

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