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been a delight to watch the
students create the world of
these wacky characters.

The style of our performance
is stripped back in the
sense that there is minimal
technology. This puts the
focus on the performance
of the students; I have been
amazed by their talent. They
have brought to life a raucous
horse race, a tango, a song
Performing at Highwic House Iphigenia at Aulis and a 19th century love
story. All 17 students remain
Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides on stage throughout and support one another to bring these diverse

Miss Hesketh's Year 12s kicked of the curriculum production settings to life.
season presenting scenes from the Greek tragedy; Iphigenia at
Aulis, the last existing tragedy by ancient playwright Euripides, to As a class we have thought about New Zealands identity, our
an invited audience on the 14th and 15th June. The play revolves relationships with one another and our relationship to the land.
around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War, Wheeler s Luck does not pose any solutions to the issue of land
and his decision to sacrifce his own daughter, Iphigenia, in order to development in our country but rather, through entertainment,
allow his troops to set sail and preserve their honour by going to prompts us to question our own values around land."
battle against Troy. The students rose to the challenge of performing
a difcult text with sincerity.

Wheeler s Luck

Ms Beckett's Year 12 class hit the stage on June 22nd and 23rd in the
second production of our annual curriculum season with the New
Zealand comedy "Wheelers Luck."

Audiences were thoroughly delighted by the girls' energy, humour
and Ms Beckett's superb direction. Below is Ms Beckett s director
notes:
I chose Wheeler s Luck because it is bold, physically challenging and
lots of fun. At its heart is the small town community of Bellend and
the characters who live there. As a class we have worked on creating
a strong ensemble which has given us a sense of joy and unity. It has "Wheeler's Luck"


Epsom Music News


NZCT Chamber Music Competition The Big Sing

Congratulations to Paradisum and their director Virginia Le Cren
Kokako Trio May Gao, Mabel Hung & Esther Wu are of to the
National fnals!! who are of to the Big Sing National fnale in Dunedin this August!

Congratulations too to Esther Lee who has also reached the national
fnals, as part of an inter-school group.
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