A tale of abandoned babies, deceit & blackmail. This year’s school production was Coram Boy, a play set in the 18 century following the life of a baby boy, given up by his mother to be taken to the Thomas Coram Foundling Hospital.
This play is particularly poignant as Ashlyns School was one of the Foundling Hospitals until as recently as the 1950s.
The students have been working on the play with Miss Cushnie for several months and put on four fantastic performances at the Pendley Court Theatre. Each night the packed audience was treated to outstanding performances from all the actors, dressed in full period costumes. They were accompanied by the equally talented students in the school choir and orchestra.
“Utterly absorbing” & “Incredibly high standard from the actors and musicians” were just two of the compliments from members of the audience.