24 June 2019
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie’s powerful storytelling is at the heart of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, the Year 9 play.
We started working on Haroun in September, experimenting with chorus-work ideas and ways of presenting the scenes. After an informal audition process I was given the part of Blabbermouth – a comic character who disguises herself as a boy.
This character, and the play as a whole, was very different to other styles of drama I have previously explored. It depicts a crazy fantasy world full of witty lines and over-the-top costumes. I loved becoming immersed in the story and its many ups and downs as the main character Haroun embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime quest.
The best part of the process was the final week of performances. Although stressful at times, it was amazing to see all the months of work come together. I love being part of a performance: there is a real buzz about it. We really bonded as a cast and I have made some great new friends. It was a hectic but unforgettable experience.
Charlotte Bailey, Year 9