Dearne students set to tread the boards at theatre

Community event.
Community event.

Dearne drama students will be treading the boards in front of a large audience at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield next month.

The Senior Drama Club from De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough will be performing as part of National Theatre Connections - a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

Students will perform ‘Same’ by Deborah Bruce, a play set in an old people’s home which explores the relationship between an elderly resident and her grandchildren.

Helen Hunt, department leader for creative arts at the school, said: “The play was chosen as it is funny, sad, emotional and many people can relate to the subject matter involved.

“As actors it has been interesting playing elderly people, but not in any kind of stereotypical way.

“It is very exciting for the students to perform at a professional theatre and get the feedback and comments from a professional director.”

She added: “Same is set in an old people’s home in the week that resident Josie dies.

“Her teenage grandchildren reminisce about their memories of her and the residents in the home feel the effects of her death on their lives.”

The play will be performed on Friday, March 28, from 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £5 and are available online by visiting