‘Flesh’ by Rob Drummond performed by RMGS
Grim cannibalism story ‘Flesh’ by Rob Drummond performed by Rainham Mark Grammar School at The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Students at RMGS have just taken part in The National Theatre Connections Festival 2019. The whole performance was produced and performed purely by the students. After 5 months of arduous rehearsals, the cast and crew proved they could work collaboratively, with all of the decisions made by the company. Their teacher, Helen Macken, said she was: ‘Incredibly proud of the hard working ensemble. They rose to the challenge of a difficult text and created a mature and diverse production.’
Students from all age groups found it a valuable experience as they learnt about directing, stage management and technical issues working alongside the theatre professionals. Due to the unusual story about cannibalism, the students were allowed to use bad language and make rude comments to others without being reprimanded. This was particularly difficult for some students but they managed with gusto on the night! Not only was it an excellent learning experience but it was great fun for all.