Whodunnit production showcases acting skills

QE’s Evening of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem was well received by an enthusiastic audience. This term the School’s main drama production comprised three plays, all featuring well-known characters from the genre of crime fiction.

The Headmaster, Neil Enright, said: “This exciting production went very well, with the boys’ commitment and enthusiasm showcased in the high standards of acting, production and musicianship on display. Drama has been an increasingly popular subject at QE and the weekly club is well attended.”

The production ran over two nights in the Main School Hall under the title of And Then There Were None, sub-titled An Evening of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.

The three plays were: the full-length stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None; a short Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled The Boscombe Valley Mystery and a play written by Sixth-Former Gopikrishna Selvaseelan called Mayhem for Hercule Poirot.

""And Then There Were None provided murders aplenty to start the evening and required sustained acting skills from the boys to lift the characters from the page. The mystery element of the evening came especially from the short Sherlock Holmes adaptation, The Mystery of Boscombe Valley. The evening was rounded off by the light-hearted Mayhem for Hercule Poirot, in which the boys invested considerable effort in putting their own slant on famous literary characters.

“All the boys and staff are to be congratulated and I must thank our Co-ordinator of Drama, Elaine White, for all her efforts in drawing such a professional standard from the QE cast and crew,” added the Headmaster.