Drama News

Mr William Horan – Head of Department – Drama

Drama Performances – Kelly and Boy Overboard: A Refugee Story

It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm and enthusiastic invitation to you all to attend the Drama performance evenings scheduled throughout week 5, beginning Tuesday the 31st of October.

Semester 2 has seen both Year 10 and Year 12 Drama students working tirelessly in their efforts to showcase their dramatic skill through a variety of form and style. Sets are constructed, lighting and sound is cued, and final blocking preparations are in place to deliver a week of challenging and courageous Theatre.

Year 12 Co-curricular Drama students present

Kelly by Matthew Ryan

Thursday, 2nd and Friday, 3rd of November, 6.30 pm – 7.30pm – Drama Studio, Shield 3.


Dramatically entwining fact, theory and myth, Kelly is a smartly written, complex and gripping tale of masculinity, brotherhood and the dangerous dynamic of mateship. Indeed, a significantly challenging script and one which deeply resonates within an all-boys educational context.

Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes. But his final night in prison is interrupted by the arrival of his brother Dan, disguised as a priest. Supposedly killed at the Siege of Glenrowan, Dan is intent on moving north to Queensland and forgetting his past. To do so, he needs Ned’s blessing and forgiveness. But the last time they saw each other, Dan tried to shoot Ned dead. So begins a brutal confrontation by two titans of Australian history. Facing the sins of their past, each blames the other for their downfall. And neither will escape unharmed.

Year 10 Drama students present

Boy Overboard: A Refugee Story by Patricia Cornelius

Tuesday, 31st of October, 6.30 pm – 7.30pm – Drama Studio, Shield 3.

A depiction of a deeply human side of the ‘asylum seeker’ and Refugee issue by following the journey of 26 young men across seas in search of freedom. Collaging scenes from the original text, and intertwining Year 10 student devised and written pieces of verbatim text from real life events, this is a moving performance about young people overcoming the confusion of war, politics and the search for a safe haven.

There is something uniquely special about a stand of young men and their visceral energy and presence on stage and I look forward to welcoming you all to witness this experience.


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