Preparations ongoing for amateur production
October 7, 2022

Preparations are gathering pace ahead of Rydal Penrhos’ upcoming amateur production of Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition).

It’s been a busy period for young performing artists at Rydal Penrhos ahead of the upcoming amateur production of “Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition)“, which is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatres Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

The first full cast rehearsal took place earlier this week, which was followed by a dynamic voice workshop from Ben Richards a former Rydal Penrhos teacher, and actor Will Cousins. Among the many exercises throughout the session included developing projection, which was extremely fun and informative.

Creatives have been working flat out to complement the acting. Will Evans, a lighting technician based in North Wales, took time out of his busy schedule to deliver a session to technical staff plus Ellise Wallace and Jake McDonald, who are creating a lighting plot for the play.

Mr Bonser worked tirelessly with Year 13 pupil Adam McGuigan to build the set. The Memorial Hall has transformed into the village of Llareggub and the audience will be able to purchase drinks from the Sailor’s Arms on their way in. Alice Beamish has sourced a multitude of props to enhance the households for what promises to be another exceptional showcase of performing arts prowess.

With Mr Sherrington’s help, Hannah Gao and Faith Harborne designed the village background and are now painting it, with Mr Williams working with a range of pupils to incorporate songs and music including Gwyn Davies.

Costumes have been sourced and developed by Elsi Pyves and Ester Ball-Iversen. More than 50 pupils also have speaking parts, rehearsing every break and lunchtime.

The amateur production of Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition) will take place on Sunday 16 OctoberMonday 17, and Tuesday 18 in the Memorial Hall. Sunday’s performance will begin at 7.30pm, with Monday and Tuesday’s set for a 7pm start.

This promises to be one not to miss, with around 70 pupils in Years 10-13 participating as cast members or assisting behind the scenes with lighting, sound and costumes.

Tickets are priced at £5 per person. Rydal Penrhos pupils and staff can attend the production free of charge.

Pupils in Year 9 and above can attend and refreshments will be available. Anyone wishing to purchase their tickets can do so at the following links:


Sunday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429110199157/

Monday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429112997527/

Tuesday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429113428817/

Pupils and Staff

Sunday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429115444847/

Monday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429116818957/

Tuesday: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/429117470907/


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or registering your interest online.

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