Stockwood students delighted audiences last week with their outstanding performance of the school show Our House. The play explores themes of identity, justice and fate as it follows two possible versions of Joe Casey's life, based on one single decision with two very different outcomes.
Jack Newbury brought a brash swagger to the role of Joe, revealing how a life of petty crime slowly grew into a glamorous but self-destructive path, with tragic results. Jack showed powerful emotional maturity in the final scenes of the play, causing more than one audience member to shed a tear for him.
Choosing a different path was Zac Colebrook's version of the character. Zac's Joe took the honourable path (most of the time!), was brave and lived with his heart on his sleeve. Zac's Joe was full of passion and pathos, and had the whole audience willing him onward!
It would be impossible to overlook the performance of Sophia Rathor, the moral centre of the musical. Her sweetness, intelligence and love shone throughout the show, as she fought to protect others.
It was brilliant to see some of our favourite cast members back again - Lucy Dingle, Lauren Boyce, Adam Hare and Grace Atkinson-Coupe produced spirited and entertaining performances, as usual. In addition, some students took the stage for the first or second time; of particular note were Mahira Zulfikar and Jordan Polak-Bunbury, who sang beautifully, and the hilarious duo Hassan Ghafoor and Tesfa Makoni-Whyte, who had brilliant comic timing.
Special thanks to the amazing Performing Arts team, as well as members of the Learning Support team, for their fantastic work.