Teen directs teacher’s play

PUBLISHED: 13:24 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:23 31 May 2010

Some of the cast of Hiding Straw in Haystacks Picture: Martin Hugall

Some of the cast of Hiding Straw in Haystacks Picture: Martin Hugall

A YOUNG director has turned her teacher s script into a play that was performed over two nights to a packed crowd. Sixteen-year-old Jess Dickinson directed Hiding Straw in Haystacks, a play written by Richard Smith, head of drama at the Friends School .

A YOUNG director has turned her teacher's script into a play that was performed over two nights to a packed crowd.

Sixteen-year-old Jess Dickinson directed Hiding Straw in Haystacks, a play written by Richard Smith, head of drama at the Friends' School .

Friends' student Jess said: "I read the script and I really liked it. When Mr Smith asked me to direct it I knew it would be too great an opportunity to pass up."

The play was performed on Tuesday and Wednesday February 5 and 6 at the Friends' School in front of almost 200 people per night.

There was also a matinee performed to the junior school on Monday.

"The play worked on different levels," said Jess. "The junior school loved it for the comedy, but it also has a deeper meaning of people standing up for themselves."

Some of the cast of Hiding Straw in Haystacks


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