Fahrenheit 451 – Senior Play
Just imagine a word without books, a world in which all books are burned. This was the premise of this year's Senior Production Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Based on Bradbury's multi-award winning novel, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian world in which the government controls every thought of the population through prescription drugs and television sets.
Guy Montag, played Joseph Bainbridge, a fireman, is very much part of this system. He burns books for a living. When he meets Clarisse (Susie Bramwell), a free-thinking, free-spirited 17 year old, his world is turned upside down as he finds himself questioning his job, his family and his very existence. Pushing the bounds of school theatre, this was a highly technical production. Mr Whitbread’s set, with its series of concealed doors, was the ideal canvas for a series of projections which conveyed the various settings. The music was created by our Sixth Form Additional Studies Music Tech group.
Under the direction of Eleanor Middleton, Fahrenheit 451 was another theatrical triumph for the Bancroft’s Players.