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Meet Jack Absolute and Mrs Malaprop!

9 Nov 23

We met up with Year 12’s Xander and Year 13’s Lala who play Jack Absolute and Mrs Malaprop in Jack Absolute Flies Again, as they rehearsed ahead of performing next week on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November.  They met to rehearse with fellow cast member Year 12’s Rose who plays Lucy the maid and who we interviewed recently; it was a fast-paced lunchtime meet and read through, followed by several practice performances on stage.  The show is set to be something of a comedic delight, and our audience are in for quite a treat!  

Year 12’s Xander who plays Jack Absolute himself, most recently played the Monster in A Monster Calls.  Quite the contrast to his last performance of that somewhat dark character and tale, he shared that he’s enjoying the shift in personality of his character:

“He’s great fun to play, he’s brilliant, flirtatious, funny and energetic.  I was really very surprised to be given the role having had some fierce competition in auditions, and so I’m excited to make the most of the opportunity.”  He continued, “The rehearsals have been going great, the performance is really coming together – even my dancing which I’ve been working on with our choreographer Kathryn Clements.  I’m slightly nervous about it, but doing everything I can to make sure it’s entertaining on the evening!”  

Year 13’s Lala who plays Mrs Malaprop echoed Xander’s thoughts entirely:

“Rehearsals have been great fun, it’s clear everyone has been working hard preparing and learning their lines, as well as getting to know their characters.” 

Commenting on how she’s been preparing personally for the performance she said,

“I’ve been practicing with my mum, reading through my lines with her and thinking about the movement within each scene too.  I’ve also got to sing in the play, and so as I’m feeling quite nervous about that I’ve been singing to myself at every opportunity.  I’m also learning to play a piece on the Ukulele!  This play is certainly challenging – but in all the best ways!”

Tickets for both performances are still available here, but seats are selling fast.
Please note, this production is suitable for children aged 12 years old and above.  

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