An entirely original production received rave reviews across three nights as students at LVS Ascot as students performed ‘All Our Children’ from 15 to 17 November to over 200 people per show. The play was historic for the talented pupils and teachers at the all-ability, independent school, being their first show created entirely in-school, written by Head of Drama Georgina Windsor with music composed by Year 11 student Jamie K.
The show was just as historic in its content, forming part of LVS Ascot’s commemorations of the end of the First World War. It followed the lives of three orphaned brothers arriving at Licensed Victuallers’ School in Kennington (where the school used to be based) in 1910, and then throughout their experiences of the war from 1914 to 1918. Zaki M played one of the brothers, Harry, and said: “This is my first school play. I was told about the script being written within the school and it sounded special so I wanted to challenge myself and do something outside my comfort zone”.
You can view – and share – a short highlights film of the production, including interviews, here: http://bit.ly/LVSAscotAllOurChildren
Parent Nicky Yates said: “It was an incredible production from start to finish. You wouldn’t have known it was written for a school, or performed by a school unless it was a drama school” whilst fellow parent Kate Davis said: “It was utterly spellbinding. Amazing script, brilliant production and the acting was outstanding. We all left rather teary-eyed and quietly contemplative”.
Four performances over three days captivated parents and fellow pupils alike, with over 200 people enjoying each show in LVS Ascot’s professional theatre. Head of Drama and writer of the play Georgina Windsor said: “I’m overwhelmed by the students, and so proud of them all from those in the ensemble and crew to the lead roles. We aim to inspire students at LVS Ascot to exceed their expectations, and with this show they have exceeded everybody’s expectations”.