Blurred Lines for New Views students

A group of Bedalian aspiring playwrights, part of the National Theatre’s New Views course, recently went to The Shed on the Southbank in London. We saw the production Blurred Lines by Nick Payne, a performance exploring gender politics and inequality. The name ‘Blurred Lines’ is based on the music video by Robin Thicke released in 2013. The play does not quarrel with the song’s catchiness but it illustrates the video’s undignified image of women. With an all female cast varying in age and lifestyles it demonstrates situations in society that are demeaning towards women. We were all swayed by the production and it certainly inspired discussions on the train back to Petersfield.

By Lucas Closs, Block 5

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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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