The set was truly amazing and was the perfect backdrop for the gripping performances of the talented actors from Year 11 and Sixth Form. They portrayed the challenging characters with great panache and revelled in the opportunity to flex both their dramatic and comedic muscles.
The play is set on St George’s Day, on the morning of the local county fair, and Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, the local waster and modern day Pied Piper is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, a father wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates wants his supply of alcohol.
Amongst the hedonism and wild parties, Johnny, played with great conviction by Tom Cain, tells stories of giants and fairies, ghosts and Druids. The play is a hymn to both the old England of folk tales and a lament for the housing estates and petty officialdom that threaten it.