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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Hundred IGCSE Drama Showcase

The first IGCSE Showcase of the year was performed by Hundred pupils last week, demonstrating outstanding collaboration skills and true understanding of the nature of ensemble work.  Both evenings gave the pupils the chance to shine on stage, and they tackled a range of play scripts using sensitivity and creativity.  They have made incredible progress […]

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The Jungle Book

On the 12th and 13th of June, the jungle took over the theatre at Marlborough College Malaysia as a cast of twenty-one Year 7’s and 8’s dazzled the school with their production of The Jungle Book. The production was a playful take on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, with a healthy dose of everyone’s favourite […]

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Butoh Fu: ‘Pop-up’ theatre event

On Friday, 25th May, the Lower Sixth IB Theatre class created a special ‘pop-up’ theatre event in the College’s Reflective Garden at midday. Pupils have been studying Butoh, a form of Japanese Dance Theatre which is often known as a ‘Dance of Darkness’.  Through a series of workshops they have developed their own practice and created this piece, ‘Untitled’, drawing from their collectively written Butoh […]

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Narnia

March 14th-16th brought a real sense of magic to the College as Senior Drama pupils delighted with a type of theatrical experience not seen at MCM before.  Audiences were treated to a fast-paced promenade journey transporting them as evacuees from the World War II tea party held at court, through a blackout shelter and train station, […]

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IB Drama Showcase

On the evening of the 8th March an invited audience was treated to an exceptional display of acting talent as the IB Theatre classes from both the Upper and Lower Sixth performed their collaborative pieces of original theatre. All work produced had been created by the pupils themselves, focusing on the four key roles of […]

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Lower Prep Centre Stage Showcase

On the morning of Tuesday 6th February, parents gathered in the Prep School library to be regaled by our pupils currently undertaking the Trinity Drama & Speech course, who together put on a wonderful repertoire of spoken word. The subject matters at hand for the morning ranged from the whimsical to the poignant, including a […]

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Lower Prep Christmas Showcase

The Prep School Year 3 and 4 Christmas Showcase was a delightful culmination of what had been taking place in pupils’ Music and Drama lessons throughout the Michaelmas term. The first half saw a number of very talented Year 3 and 4 instrumental and voice soloists perform and all our Year 3 pupils took part in […]

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