Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Red Death to hit local school

Masque of the Red Death
The stories of Edgar Allen Poe have been tingling spines and chilling the blood for over 100 years. They have formed the basis of cinema and theatre works and even inspired at least three rock albums.
After seeing the sell-out stage production at London’?s Battersea Arts Centre last year, Head of Performing Arts at Old Buckenham High School, Hugh Lynch, together with Head of Music Tom Hilton, set out to bring Poe’s story ‘Masque of the Red Death to the stage of the High School – this time, though, as a musical.
Hugh and Tom have already devised musicals for the school but ‘Masque’ is their most ambitious project yet. Poe’s original story is a mere five pages long; from it, the team have created a two-hour show with scares and songs. The basic plot concerns a feast thrown by an Italian Prince at his castle, he and his friends celebrating while death stalks the surrounding area in the form of a plague known as ‘The Red Death’.
All in all, the show will be unlike anything OBHS has attempted before. Why not go along to one of the performances?
Wednesday 11 November at 7.30 pm. (preview). Tickets £3 on the door.
Friday 13 November at 7.30 pm, Saturday 14 November at 3.30 pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £5 in advance and £6 on the door.
Get your tickets from the High School, just ring 01953 860233.

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