On 25 and 26 June pupils at Caterham School performed ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents’, a play that is based on Terry Pratchett’s fantastical story about a talking cat and his intelligent ratty friends.
The pupils in the audience were in turns chuckling and shrieking as the comic cat, played by Cameron Swayne was tormented by the sinister Rat King in a menacing performance by Ollie Hull. Other notable performances came from Anthony Baston as a gung-ho rodent, Phoebe Salem as a quivering new recruit to the army of rats, and Charlie Bridston and Abby Barratt as the bumbling Rat Catchers.
Supporting the main performance was a small group of Second Year pupils who got the audience into the spirit of the evening with ‘Fairytaleland’, a short play in which a group of crotchety witches hatched a plan to save magic. Katie Thompson, Issy Yewman, Rachel Dawson, Rachel Ackerley, Gabby Criscuolo and Alex Brown gave delightful performances which was an entertaining start to a fun filled evening.
Head of Drama, Miss Lisa McMullin said: ‘There were a number of impressive performances and it was most encouraging to see so many First Years taking to the stage with confidence and aplomb. I think that there were some shining stars of tomorrow in the cast.’