Pretoria High School for Girls House Play Festival a great celebration of talent

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The fabulous and well-attended House Play Festival took place during March and if you didn’t attend you missed out!
The witty playwrights ensured that their respective plays had excellent plots and entertained the audience with the following titles:
Aitken – Exam Aid, Athlone – Not-so-sweet Sixteen, Buxton – Sipho, The Gift, Clarendon – Case 100, Connaught – The Elevator, Duncan – A Fairytale Romance, Gladstone – The “Perfect” Neighbour, McWilliam – Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong, Selborne – Trapschool Musical and Van Zyl – Just when I thought I was getting married.

Of course, they held their very own “Oscars” and the highly coveted awards went to (…drum roll…):

  • Best Set – Clarendon
  • Best Incorporation of Tech – McWilliam
  • Best Use of Space – Aitken
  • Best Prop – Van Zyl (for the Home Affairs sign)
  • Best Sound & Lighting – Connaught
  • Best Concept – Aitken
  • Best Costumes – Selborne
  • Best Backstage Crew – Van Zyl
  • Best Make-up – McWilliam
  • Best Production Secretary – Kumi Makhubele (Van Zyl)
  • Best Cameo – Uthimna Nape (Connaught)
  • Best Comedy Performance – Galaletsang Galane (Gladstone)
  • Best Ensemble – Clarendon (the McLaren children)
  • Best One-Liner – Buhle Mvemba “Any opening is a door for me” (Buxton)
  • Best Comic Moment – Busi Mathe and the hat/hair fiasco (Connaught)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Oratile Mokgoko (Buxton)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Krisi Chapanov (Connaught)
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role – Michelle Cazalet (Gladstone)
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role – Kayla Geel (Clarendon)
  • Honourable Mentions go to – Cecile Fraser (Gladstone), Jaudyn Denton (Selborne), Elke du Toit (Aitken), Ann Lee (Connaught) and Cayley Sampson (Clarendon)
  • Best Cast – Selborne
  • Best Directors – Bonolo Moikanyane & Modiegi Motsoaledi (Clarendon)
  • Best Script – Trapschool Musical, written by Daniella Yav (Selborne)
  • Best House Play of 2019 – The “Perfect” Neighbour”, directed by Jo-anne Mahlobo & Kendra Wilkinson (Gladstone)

Thank you to all the learners and the staff who were involved and contributed to the success of the House Play Festival.

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