IB Literature and Performance and Hundred IGCSE Drama showcase

The IB Literature and Performance and Hundred IGCSE Drama showcase was a feast of different plays, from the brooding Othello to the comic, high kicking, Roman farce, Vice Versa. The pupils have worked creatively and  with great commitment. Their collaborative skills are now firmly established and I am so very proud of all they have achieved as artists […]

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Pre-Prep Christmas Production – ‘Baubles!’

This year Pre-Prep pupils performed the Christmas musical by Antony Copus, ‘Baubles!’ The heartwarming show told of how the traditional nativity story is in danger of being forgotten by school children, whose heads are full of the presents they hope Santa will deliver, until their school caretaker creates a series of beautiful nativity baubles teaching them the true story of Christmas. The […]

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IGCSE Drama Showcase

This year’s Hundred IGCSE devised Drama Showcase pieces were performed with great courage, creativity and confidence this week. The candidates have all made such incredible progress and grown in every way. The course has enhanced their skills in collaboration; demanded excellence in script writing; and required imaginative weaving together of scenes to create outstanding ensemble […]

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Performing Arts Outreach Trip to SK Ladang Pendas

SK Ladang Pendas welcomed the Prep School for a second time, on Tuesday 10th October, when 31 pupils visited the school in Gelang Patah for another morning of music, drama and dance. This performing arts outreach trip started with an impressive silat display by pupils of SK Ladang Pendas, accompanied by a live gamelan ensemble which was also made up of […]

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Into the Woods

On Friday 9th June, the curtain came down on the Upper Prep production of Into the Woods JR and I couldn’t be happier with the result; the show was professional, slick and assured. The commitment of the cast and crew to their roles was outstanding and all involved should be very proud of their efforts. The show is challenging musically and also in terms of lighting, staging, […]

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Prep School Music & Drama Recital

On the evening of Wednesday 24th May, Upper Prep pupils, beaks and parents gathered in the Betjeman pit for an intimate showcase of music and drama. It was a first on many fronts: a combined music and drama recital, an evening event for the Prep School, the reimagined use of the space that is the Betjeman pit, and the highlight of the Prep School Arts Festival. […]

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MCM Arts Week 2017

Last week saw the first Arts Week at MCM, a week dedicated to celebrating the Arts throughout the College, with involvement from Reception to Upper Sixth. We have had a series of events, ranging from musical concerts to portrait drawing and the week began with a lunchtime concert on Monday 13th February, which attracted a […]

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December IGCSE and IB Drama Showcase

Two wonderful evenings were had by all at the December IGCSE and IB Drama Showcase: Remove pupils bravely presented their own devised pieces and did so with flair and conviction; Hundred pupils demonstrated real creativity and a wide spread of genres throughout their work; the IB Performance and Literature class were breathtaking in their rendition […]

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Shakespeare Demystified: The Merchant of Venice

On Wednesday evening the College welcomed the ‘KL Shakespeare Players’ to perform ‘Shakespeare Demystified: The Merchant of Venice’ – a simplified, abridged version of the infamous, classic Shakespeare play, which would usually be nearly three hours long. What was so unique about this performance was not just the quality of acting, but how it was […]

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IGCSE Drama Showcases 2016

The final GCSE Drama exams were held on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st April. It was wonderful to see such a large cohort of pupils performing this year, all of whom had clearly worked very hard to put their pieces together. Each play was written, either in part, or in its entirety, by the pupils. […]

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Little Shop of Horrors

Director’s Comments I was so impressed with the cast on their opening night of Little Shop of Horrors. James Gibson carried the show, with a fantastically energetic performance of Seymour and magic was created when Georgie Lisle appeared with a performance of Audrey far beyond her years. These leads have immeasurable talent, providing the audience […]

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Amadeus

Last night was the first performance of Amadeus, showcasing a fantastic cast from Marlborough College Malaysia. The play started with nine beautifully costumed girls who worked together with moments of unison, gossiping about the murder of the famous musician, Mozart. These girls were later to sit in the theatre boxes, wickedly spreading their poisonous rumours […]

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Oliver!

The Prep School musical this year was the age-old classic Oliver! This is a story of a young orphan who travels to London to make his fortune and who ends up meeting some very interesting characters along the way. With the big reveal, the audience’s breath was taken away – we truly could have been […]

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Year 3 and 4 Showcases

Years 3 and 4 have been exploring the fantastical writing of Dr. Seuss. The pupils explored the sensational plots and mythical characters. They worked hard on their use of facial expressions, gestures, voice and of course on enjoying being in the spotlight. For many pupils this was their first opportunity to perform on stage. The College believes all […]

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Senior School Drama and Music Showcase

Parents, pupils and beaks were treated to two hours of exceptional entertainment in the annual end of Michaelmas term Drama and Music Showcase. The evening began with the orchestra playing a Christmas adaptation of Vangelis’s Chariots of Fire followed by an excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. These contrasting but beautifully prepared […]

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The Wizard of Oz

Over the past week the 2014 Michaelmas term Shell Musical, The Wizard of Oz, has been staged for pupils, parents and beaks. The show has been a tremendous success. Each Shell pupil has been involved, working hard under the direction of our specialist Drama and Music beaks. The classic story was adapted with modern music […]

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Bugsy Malone Prep School Production

The MCM Senior School Drama Hall was transformed into a prohibition speakeasy for the Prep School performances of Bugsy Malone on 26th and 27th June 2014. Bugsy Malone (Ijah Ofon) has a whirlwind adventure while delving into the New York underground scene in the 1920s. He has some close calls with two rival gangs, led […]

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Art Auction

The 2nd Annual Charity Auction took place at the College on Friday 14th March. For this event, which involved the vast majority of pupils in the school painting at least a brush stroke of paint on a form or year group canvas, thirty four wonderful pieces of art were created. These were auctioned for the […]

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‘A Dancing Christmas Party’

It’s the morning of Christmas Eve at the North Pole and Santa and his elves are busy putting the finishing touches to all of the Christmas presents. When Santa leaves and Elfis the elf leaves the door open, the polar bears sneak inside and scare the elves away. By the time the elves get back […]

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Footloose the Musical

Last week, Shell’s production of ‘Footloose’ was performed to parents and pupils over three days. Although having to sacrifice some lunchtimes and after-school free time for the rehearsals, we got to know each other better and, though it was tough at times, we had fun. Special credit must go to Miss Pyper and Miss Cowley, […]

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