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Spring Play, 2018

Spring Play, 2018 - International School of Hamburg

This year the ISH Performing Arts Department was proud to present its annual spring play, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding and adapted for stage by Nigel Williams. The performance involved students from grades six to eleven and was another clear demonstration of the talent that lies within our community.

The book is a fictional story set in a time of an un-named war where a group of British school students crash land on a deserted island somewhere in the pacific. The plot demonstrates how the characters begin to lose their innocence and turn to savagery in an effort to survive.

Students were involved throughout the process in intensive rehearsals beginning in January, demonstrating their commitment and hard work under the leadership of Ms. Emma Avila Collazos and Mr. Chris Graham. Each performer skilfully acted out how humanity, in a situation of desperate hope, quickly deteriorates to horror and tragedy as they are forced to survive.


For the first time we saw the Multi-Purpose Room transformed into a black box theatre with the stage area becoming a forest and hilltop cliff. The production also involved the collaborative and professional efforts of the Tech Crew with lighting and sound.

The two performances were held on the 3rd and 4th of May; the first was open to the public and the second a matinee for open to grade 10 students for cross-curricular academic purposes. The public performance, which was very well attended, was complimented with refreshments catered by Tanzania Project students. Special thanks should go to Ms. Susan Cover who helped in organising the performers, and leading the Make-Up Crew.

Those involved included: Spring Play, 2018 - International School of Hamburg

Member                                             Role
Emma Avila                                         Director
Chris Graham                                      Assistant Director
Kathryn Freeburn                                Tech Supervisor
Njoki Gülzow                                       Set Design
Susan Cover                                        Make-Up
Meredith Lapins                                  Ralph
Ella Read                                             Jack
Dina Syverud-Lindland                        Piggy
Jade Margaritoff                                  Roger
Paula Robertz                                      Sam
Elena Papini                                        Eric
Yesu Oyundelger                                Simon
Mathys Lussert                                    Bill
Sebastian Hornung                             Perceval
Ema Kakimoto                                     Maurice
Jeremy Davis                                       Henry
Oliver Bowman                                    Littl’un
James Knight                                      Tech Crew
Timur Levishchev                                Tech Crew