Downham Market Academy Melodrama Club
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During lockdown, DMA students revolutionised the genre of Radio Plays in their extra-curricular Melodrama club.
The cast, including students ranging from Year 7 to Year 12, have been rehearsing a Melodrama script for a Radio play to be performed and recorded after school on the 11th and 18th March 2021.
The radio play club has been in rehearsal every week and students have been enthusiastically participating online over lockdown. The students have been utilising their vocal skills to recreate the melodramatic and comedic script of The Marvellous Mellow Melodrama of the Marriage of the Mislaid Minor written by Kristen Doherty. We are extremely proud of the professionalism of the students, its not easy to remain motivated and engaged during a pandemic but these students most certainly have.
Narrator and Dolly: Phoebe Langley (y10)
Penelope: Sophie Briffitt (y9)
Felicity and Polly: Scarlett Cromarty (y10)
Cynthia and Frank: Caitlin Waters (y10)
Mrs Scrubber and Gus: Brooke Robinson (y9)
Major Kerslake: Evelyn Palmer (y12)
Gilroy Gladheart: Georgina Knapp (y10)
Bunting: Izzy Lanchester (y12)
Derk Dastardly: Jac Eaglen (y10)
Slugly and Charlie: Ella Webb (y12)
Thugly and Molly: Katie Griffiths (y12)
Sarge: Emily Hooker (y7)
Gordon: Grace Atwell (y9)