The Ensemble Drama competition, held in The Women’s College on Tuesday evening, 6th September, brought the Palladian Cup to a close for 2011.
From a total of twelve entries, four outstanding contributions were chosen by the adjudicators as their best. Both entries from St Andrew’s residents were amongst this elite group.
In “Secret Bridesmaid’s Business”, Alex Cubis, Antonia Hudson, Maddie McMahon, Amelia Brown and Claire Ferguson brought excellent comedic timing and tight ensemble work to this engagingly hilarious piece by Elizabeth Coleman.
Will Haines’ and Tamasin Young’s portrayal of a young couple brought great emotional depth and compelling interpersonal connection to American poet Robert Frost’s work in this sensitive adaption of “Death of the Hired Man”.
For the record, “Secret Bridesmaid’s Business” claimed 2nd place and “Death of the Hired Man” the Honourable Mention, with the St Pauls’ entry winning 1st place and Wesley 3rd.
The Palladian Cup for 2011 goes to St Paul’s College, deservedly so given that College’s strength across most disciplines. St Andrew’s claimed 2nd place overall, scoring significantly in Drama, Instrumental Music and Vocal Music categories.
Given our prominence at the top of the standings in both Rawson and Rosebowl sporting competition, this 2nd placing, which so nearly could have been 1st, is a remarkable achievement and an indication of the all-round talent across all disciplines of our residents.