Remove IGCSE Scripted Drama

On Wednesday 15th June 2022, Remove pupils (Year 10) performed their IGCSE Scripted Drama pieces to a small audience of their peers. Each of these pieces displayed the pupils’ commitment, creativity and control as they used a variety of techniques, such as stylised movement, to convey the story.   There were two performances by two […]

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Help Desk | Year 7 and Year 8 Drama

Throughout the Summer Term, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils have been working hard during their Friday afternoon activity sessions to create a marvellous performance of Help Desk. This play is a comedy that tells the story of multiple help desks which have very unhelpful operators and sometimes occasionally bizarre customers. After weeks of working […]

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Theatre in Education | Shell

On Friday 10th June 2022, the Shell Drama pupils received a visit from Nursery pupils, as part of a Theatre in Education topic that the Shell pupils have been learning. The Shell pupils all dressed up as characters from well known Fairy Tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs.    […]

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Goodnight Princess | Year 3

Throughout the Summer Term, the Year 3 pupils at Marlborough College Malaysia have been working hard to produce a wonderful show, Goodnight Princess, which they performed to their Year 4 peers on Tuesday 7th June 2022.    The play is about a princess who cannot get to sleep, so she asks her Magic Mirror and […]

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Shell Drama Inside Out Promenade

Throughout the year, the Drama Department has ensured that the creativity and magic of the performing arts continues to benefit pupils in the College. One way in which they have adapted their performances is by creating promenade performances where the audience walks through the experience as dramatic scenes are enacted around them. On Friday 13th […]

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Year 5 & 6 Greek Myths Performance

Over the course of the Lent Term, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have been working hard in their drama activity sessions to create and rehearse a retelling of two Greek Myths; Pandora’s Box and Theseus and the Minotaur. The set design was done by the MCM Awards activity group, who used old boxes as […]

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The Litter Muncher | Year 2

During the course of the Lent Term, Year 2 pupils have been preparing a production of the “Litter Muncher.” This play is about a little machine called the Litter Muncher who spends all day picking up the rubbish from the villagers of the Lazy Daisy Village. One day, the Litter Muncher falls asleep and the […]

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The Tin Forest Experience

This term, Year 3 has been reading The Tin Forest by Helen Ward. This is a book about a wasteland, full of discarded metal, where an old man lives, but he dreams of a forest. The old man creates a forest out of the tin and one day wakes to find a real forest in […]

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Penang Promenade Project | Senior School

Throughout the Lent Term, members of the Senior School have been working with the Drama and Art Department to create an outstanding piece of interactive theatre. Inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of Historic George Town in Penang, the pupils have worked to recreate a street from the city in the Drama Theatre. Upon entering […]

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Macbeth | Senior Drama

Over the past few weeks, pupils of Marlborough College Malaysia have been working alongside Butterfly Theatre Company to produce a stunning version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.    The traditional medieval Macbeth has been given a twist in this retelling, with the play set during wartime. Macbeth, suffering from battle fatigue, shell shock, and post-traumatic stress, is […]

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All the World’s a Stage

This project takes the famous “Seven Ages Of Man” speech from Shakespeare’s As you like it and has been adapted to reflect the College environment.  Instead of ‘seven ages’ of life we have focused on seven areas of the College community.   This project aims to bring to the forefront, awareness and thanks to those […]

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Shell Scholars 2020

Pupils of MCM heading towards the Senior School and into Shell (Year 9) have the opportunity to apply for a Scholarship in either Academic, Drama, Music or Sport. After a vigorous process of applications, assessments and interviews, a talented few are awarded the accolade of Shell Scholars. The 2020/2021 Shell Scholars are made up of […]

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IGCSE Drama Showcase 2020

The IGCSE Drama pupils performed on two evenings this week to a closed audience of Beaks and pupils, physically distanced. Working in groups, the pupils were asked to select a single piece of stimulus as their starting point and develop ideas towards producing an original piece of devised theatre using a wide variety of techniques […]

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IB Theatre Class | Upper Sixth

On Thursday, March 12th the Upper Sixth IB Theatre class demonstrated their talent in their final public showcase as MCM pupils. The evening opened with the piece, ‘Scales of Judgement’, which was a fast-paced performance exploring the stereotypes teenagers can be forced into, considering its toll on an individual’s physical or mental state. Some hard-hitting […]

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Romeo and Juliet | Lower Sixth

This Valentine’s Day,  the cast of Romeo and Juliet delighted audiences with their unique staging of the tragic Shakespearean tale, Romeo and Juliet.   The Betjeman Pit area of the Senior School was transformed into Varanasi in India; with plentiful bougainvillaea, burning incense and a religious shrine, the cast weaved in and out of classrooms and […]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations | MCM

The whole of MCM has been abuzz with activities and performances to welcome the Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat). The Prep pupils enjoyed many activities such as paper cutting, lantern making, singing Chinese songs and Chinese legend stories. In a cross-curriculum programme with Art, they made blue and white porcelain paper plates and […]

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IB Solo Performance Pieces | Upper Sixth

The IB Theatre Arts Upper Sixth pupils hosted invited audiences in the Theatre last week, to debut their Solo Performance Pieces. The tremendous effort and thought that had gone into the process from start to finish was clearly on display, with exceptional work and effective communication taking place. As part of the task students must […]

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A Christmas Carol | Year 4

On the 11th and 12th of December, Year 4 performed their adaption of Charles Dickens’ famous tale, A Christmas Carol. The story follows the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge; a bitter man who despises Christmas and does not share his wealth with those in need. After visits from a series of spectres, he begins to discover how […]

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IGCSE Drama Showcase 2019

The first Hundred Drama showcase of this term took place this week with some outstanding performances from the pupils involved. These performances form part of their examined IGCSE drama coursework, which is internally assessed before being sent to Cambridge for moderation. The programme of events consisted of a selection of hard hitting, gritty and challenging […]

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Alice in Wonderland

On the 13th and 14th June the College theatre was transformed into a magical wonderland for the annual Year 7 and 8 Prep School production. This year’s production had a 48 strong cast and was a playful take on the classic Lewis Carroll novel Alice in Wonderland, with a healthy dose of music, movement and poetry incorporated into the […]

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