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Benjamin McCann, Adrian Sims, David Quaglia and Nicholas Nicholas Alexandrou and David Quaglia. Alexandrou. gang members and un-suspecting members of the public. The nights went swimmingly, with outstanding But he does have a soft-spot for Beethoven. When he is performances from David as Alex every time I was on stage finally brought to justice he goes through a rehabilitation with him; I felt his heartlessness, and the eyes of no remorse known as the Ludivico Technique where he is conditioned and he was in the moment. It was a performance that I to vomit whenever he thinks, hears or sees violence (as well will never forget. Luke Nicholson (Year 11) with his long as Beethoven). And as the people he harmed come for field range both disturbed us with his Georgie, and then revenge, it invites the heart-wrenching question “Is it better cracked us up with his Big Jew. And who could forget the to have free-will and be able to choose good or evil, or to other Droogs in the big four, including Federico’s relucent have good thrust upon you?” push-over Pete to his comedic role as the Comedian which made it hard for me not to laugh. And you cannot leave that Our talented class accepted the challenge and the night without thinking about James Harte (Year 11, 2011) auditions began. As they continued it threw up the question within his first production created the ‘Dim’ character with of who could possibly play a wretched villain like Alex. the smile that disturbed your mind and sent shivers down After two weeks the cast was decided with David Quaglia your spin. (Year 11, 2011) scoring the lead role. Stand outs range from Nathan Depangher’s (Year 11, We were also joined by an Aloysian parent to assist 2011) Irish alcoholic Chaplin; Adrian Sims’ booming strict with direction. The original Dorothy the Dinosaur of law enforcer Warden; Joseph Days manipulative ‘proper’ Wiggles fame, Mrs Jacqui Field, through her vision and Politian The Minister of The Interior; Anthony Slaven’s chorographic expertise, pushed our physical limits and (Year 11, 2011) wheelchair anti-government liberator F. created fight sequences that brought tears to eye. Tears of Alexander; all the way to Nicholas Alexandrou’s Russian real Horrorshow! She also brought two of her talented Year fame obeisant Dr Brosky which showed his incredible 10 students, Emily McLennan and Katie Ryan from Loreto accent work taken to a whole new level. Another grand Kirribilli, to play all the female roles in the play. highlight was the usual leading man Benjamin McCann Early on during rehearsal we hit a conundrum. There stepping into the support roles of the envious workaholic were songs written by Burgess, but they were musically Mr Deltoid and the caring Doctor Brannon to show his difficult. Fortunately, we had the support of songwriter to incredible range and ability to still leave a mark on the The Wiggles and former member of The Cockroaches Mr stage with fewer lines. John Field (Current Parent), who wrote brilliant tunes for us We would like to thank the Stage Crew led by Major that were catchy and disturbingly suited the play perfectly. David Clancy and Stage Manager Dominic Scarf (Year 11), whose efforts, especially with the new lighting design, Opening night came upon us and as we waited out gave the show that extra spark. To Mr and Mrs Field for backstage to begin, the LCD lighting made especially for their support with the songs and choreography that gave the show didn’t work. The lighting board failed and the us new skills in performance and really both disturbed show was held up – luckily for only ten minutes. As Mr and amazed the audience. Finally, thanks must go to our Gough flicked the lights into life, Nicholas Alexandrou Director Mr Peter Gough who through his vision has once stepped onstage and lay in a peaceful sleep… then as again pushed the boundaries of St Aloysius’ College drama the lights turned red, David as Alex hung on with his cane and given us an opportunity to perform such a wonderfully and the Cure’s “Lullaby” played and the ‘spiders’ (which disturbing yet enjoyable play. was us) preyed on the helpless Nicholas. A new theatrical challenge had begun in the halls of the College. Anthony Slaven (Year 11, 2011) St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 63


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