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On Friday 2 March, the Year 11 and 12 Drama classes spent the day at the Adelaide Fringe, the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. In the morning, they attended Peter Maddern’s original play ‘Kokoda’, performed by Todd Gray. The one-man-show told the story of the infamous World War II battle at Kokoda from the perspective of one young soldier.

During the day, the class visited exhibitions at the State Library and Art Gallery, before dinner at the Royal Croquet Club. In the evening, they were treated to a production of ‘Orpheus’ performed in the Botanic Gardens by The Flanagan Collective. A combination of spoken word poetry and live music, the show adapted the classic Greek tragedy into the modern era.

The opportunity to see a variety of art and theatre is an invaluable experience for our students, and the Fringe provides such a great day to take in the culture.

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