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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Treasure Island

During the last week of Lent Term Year 5 and 6 took to the high seas in search for buried treasure, for their production of Treasure Island. The tale started with Young Jim Hawkins being given a treasure map by a mysterious sailor and who then sets sail on an exciting adventure. Among the crew, however, […]

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Othello

The Lower 6th Literature and Performance group performed a highly creative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello on Thursday, 14th March.  The audience literally walked into the lives of these characters and were witness to their downfall. From Venice to a promenade walk up to a makeshift army barrack, we watched the characters destroy each other. Many congratulations to Shyam […]

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IB Theatre Showcase

March 7th saw an exceptional evening of drama with performances by our IB Theatre classes from the Upper and Lower Sixth.   The evening opened with the Lower Sixth piece, ‘Stories of another us’, which was a highly poetic performance exploring snapshots of love, life and regret, of victims of the Holocaust. The pupils had begun their project by […]

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Telunas Middle School’s Festival 2019

Last week, thirteen pupils with an enthusiasm for Drama set off for the Telunas Middle School’s Festival run by ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association). The festival is held every year at the beautiful Telunas Beach Resort in Indonesia. Seven other schools, from as far as Beijing and Phnom Penh, joined five talented theatre practitioners and actors […]

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Matilda the Musical

On Saturday 23rd and Tuesday, 26th February, Prep and senior trips were made to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to see the highly acclaimed Matilda the Musical.   Senior School Music and Drama Trip “It was a fantastic example of how music and theatre can engage an audience, and has given our exam pupils much […]

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IGCSE Monologues

On the final week before the half-term break, our talented Hundred pupils were staging individual monologues every day in the Theatre during lunch. The pieces have ranged from classic Shakespeare texts of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Evan Placey’s Girls Like That and Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True, from 2013 and 2016 respectively. The performances concluded the work that […]

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IB Solo Theatre Pieces

Last week, in the Drama Hall, invited audiences were transfixed by the exceptional standard of performances produced by the IB Theatre Arts Upper Sixth pupils during Thursday and Friday lunchtimes. These performances make up the practical element of their IB Solo Theatre Pieces, which are original works that have been conceived, developed and performed by […]

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Lights, Camel, Action!

This year’s Nativity, ‘Lights, Camel Action’, tells the story of the Nativity through the modern medium of a reality show. Join the jam-packed cast of Nativity celebrities as they celebrate Jesus’ birth with a dazzling song and dance show judged by The Donkey, The Innkeeper’s Wife and Caesar Augustus.  

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A Christmas Collection

December 5th, 6th and 7th saw the sparkle of Christmas arrive in the Theatre with a special Collection of Christmas themed pieces last week. Audiences were taken on a theatre journey through Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, to a modern day game show highlighting the pitfalls and difficulties when families meet over […]

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The Nativity

  The Nativity was performed by the pupils in Pre-School and Reception. The children were delighted to share the stage with Mrs Stevens, telling the traditional story of the first Christmas. The Early Years children at Marlborough College Malaysia, our youngest learners, came together to remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas.   […]

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Counting Christmas

  This year our wonderful children proudly presented the Year 3 Showcase with enthusiasm and confidence.   It was a huge success for everyone involved.  Thank you to the parents for warmly supporting us and for being such a lovely audience.  The Year 3 children felt very proud of all they achieved with their display […]

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Hundred IGCSE Drama Showcase

Our fantastic IGCSE Drama pupils had the chance to shine again this week when the second Showcase of the year was performed by our Hundred exam classes. The depth of emotion on display engaged audiences, while effective use of props of rope, sheets, car wheels and chains highlighted beautifully choreographed physical theatre. The five devised […]

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