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Thomas & Finn are 'Together' again

Two Year 9 boys write & perform their own play in local competition


Date published: Thu 8 Feb 2018   Author: HLH   Category: Publicity   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


Two High School Boys ‘Together’ in own Play

 

Two year 9 pupils from The Bishop’s Stortford High School, Thomas Harding and Finn Lihoreau have taken their own play Together and performed it at the Herts & Essex playwriting competition, Write Here Write Now, run by local Bishop’s Stortford Contexture Theatre Company.

Best mates, Thomas and Finn, wrote the play last summer for the TBSHS House Drama competition, (which they won), and afterwards Finn entered it for the playwriting competition only telling Thomas after it had been accepted.

This week they performed it in the competition against four other plays in their event and are currently waiting to hear if they have won. They were the only secondary school-age entrants as the others in their heat were primary school opponents.

The original House Drama competition was six plays based on old folklore sayings, and Fin and Thomas were given the phrase ‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together’ 

Thomas describes the play as a tale of two friends who are stand-up comedians and have a challenging time, trying to perform whilst rushed and unprepared, then falling out and going their separate ways before coming together again and realising they are better together than apart.

The boys performed their play on Monday and were supported by friends, family and Mr Hows.

The boys are no stranger to Performing Arts as Finn is an accomplished pianist and sax player whilst Thomas is a singer.

Their TBSHS Drama Teacher, Mr Matthew Comiskey commented “Finn and Thomas have crafted a very funny and poignant piece of drama with exceptional comic timing and well-constructed performances. As both students, drama teacher, I look forward to developing their skills in the future as I believe they could have very successful careers in the Arts.”

Subject Leader for Physics, Teacher Mr David Hows, who set up and ran the House Drama Competition last year, went along on Monday evening to watch the boys and added “They performed with the assurance of professionals. There was no sense that they were nervous or ill-prepared. I am sure that they will have many future successes; they are a talented duo.”