Refugee crisis in spotlight for creative 6th formers

West Ashored performed at Sibford School - Hannah Wildwood is  a refugee battling against people traffickers, played by Rory Parker and Katie Mackenzie.
West Ashored performed at Sibford School - Hannah Wildwood is a refugee battling against people traffickers, played by Rory Parker and Katie Mackenzie.

The Syrian refugee crisis is the focal point for a new play being performed by sixth form students.

‘West Ashored’ has been devised by the students at Sibford School as part of their A Level drama exam and picks up on the headlines in the media from last year.

Rory Parker, one of the three students involved in the project, said: “All too often we see events hit the news but then slip away from the main headlines.

“By devising this piece of drama we hope to ensure that the problem isn’t forgotten. We also hope it will engage the audience into making a change.”

Neil Madden, the school’s head of drama, added: “This is a highly political piece of work which draws on the style of Brechtian Theatre. The students have done considerable research into the subject and should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

West Ashored will be performed at 6.30pm on Thursday, January 14, in the school’s Oliver Studio. All are welcome.

Make a date for February 9 to February 11 when the school will be presenting The Wizard of Oz with shows at 7pm.

Tickets at £5 are available from the school on 01295 781200 or visit http://www.sibfordschool.co.uk/news-events/whats-on/