The Relapse: a substantial performance

The way in which the varied ages of students came together to perform such a substantial and effective performance of The Relapse this week was a delight to watch. This restoration comedy written in 1696 still managed to make an audience of all ages laugh. A modern twist (Phil King’s debut into his Bedalian career wasn’t going to go unnoticed) came through the constant underscore of remixes such as Candi Staton’s You Got The Love, and a clean crisp white set, with contrasting light. The elegance in which the actors carried themselves on stage was captivating. A big well done to everyone involved for creating something so special. View production programme. View photos.

By Cecily King, 6.2

The Relapse


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.


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