On Wednesday 3 April, S.T.A.M.P provided an entertaining Evening with Chekhov.
S.T.A.M.P. stands for Student Theatre Makers Arrange Mess-time Performances. This performance involved student theatre-makers in Years 12 and 13 but these smaller scale, studio-style pieces of drama are open to everyone.
In true S.T.A.M.P. spirit, the evening celebrated the work of veteran student-actors, such as Amelia P and Nick S, who took lead roles in this year's musical - 'Cabaret' - as well as those making their debut performances.
Extracts from Chekhov's 'Three Sisters' and 'The Cherry Orchard' were wonderfully executed by Rosie G, Amadi G, Amelia P, Oleksandr K, Rachel A, Greta R, Conall C and Sebastian S-d-H, all of whom are to be congratulated on realising that delicate balance of the tragic and the absurd, which lies at the heart of the Russian playwright's work. To finish, Nick S, Libby A-D and Oliver H thoroughly amused their audience with extracts from one of Chekhov's 'farce-vaudevilles' 'The Bear'.