Too Soon Made Glad

This week’s Block 3 and 4 production of Too Soon Made Glad pushed the envelope for school plays away from narrative and linear characters towards a dance theatre cross over, and therefore left its audience furiously discussing what it meant. With beautiful dance in the style of DV8 and poems by Robert Browning, the polished ensemble delivered an hour of exquisite performance. It was astonishing to see performers of this age working with such confidence and focus. Overall an extremely moving piece of work, which I had not seen the like of in a school before. View photos.

By  Stella Green, Block 4

Too Soon Made Glad

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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.

Book now for the Summer Production

Robert Browning‘s heartfelt poetry, generously outlining a depth of emotive feeling towards others and dealing with the complications of loss, is delivered by Block 3 and 4 students in the Summer Production. Told with an innovative and structural setting and using clean, reactive physicality this production straddles both old and new. Browning is given a fresh, challenging viewing that pushes the Bedales students in yet another genre in a main school play. Tickets for Too Soon Made Glad (20 – 22 May) are available from tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511. NB An email sent earlier this week outlined all of the remaining arts events this term, including Parents’ Day, and the booking arrangements.

The Summer Production - Too Soon Made Glad

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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.