Third Year Play 'The Ash Girl' The entire Third Year took part in ‘The Ash Girl’ on Wednesday 2 May, either as a performer or backstage. It was fantastic to see how successfully the girls worked so well together, supporting one another in order to create a visually exciting and dynamic piece of theatre which was influenced by the Theatre Practitioner Brecht and the ‘Kneehigh’ Theatre Company using a variety of drama techniques, such as physical theatre and body as prop. The girls worked tirelessly to help achieve the vision of their director, Mrs Gregan. The play is based on the story line of ‘Cinderella’ with a darker twist where the forests outside of the palace are populated by an animalised version of the Seven Deadly Sins, which are out to destroy humanity. The girls worked as an ensemble and multi-roled throughout the play, enabling each girl to challenge themselves by playing a range of different characters. The character of sadness was created with three girls who moved in unison to music, and the deadly sin lust used a symbolic red ribbon to suggest her power of allurement. The use of broom sticks were used to create the forest, tables and chairs and were a key part of this collaborative production. All the girls did very well with a special thanks to Poppy who undertook the enormous task of doing the Costume Design.