On 15 January, BAC and A Level dance students went to see Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. The dance based on the Tim Burton film tells the quirky, witty and touching tale of Edward Scissorhands, the creation of an inventor whose own son was killed. Bourne juxtaposes this gothic creation against the mundane life of American suburbia. The dance follows Edward’s progress as he attempts to fit in, gain acceptance and fall in love. The performance was innovative and enjoyable, and the quality of dance was exceptionally high, making it a really enjoyable experience. Everyone really liked it and it was interesting to see the culmination of dance and drama to create a humorous and touching piece.
By Rachel Forsythe, Block 4
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.