Queen's play up for national award

The critically-acclaimed Queen's College, Taunton, community play, ‘For Queen’s and Country’, has been nominated for a national accolade.

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20th December 2019 — The play has been shortlisted as Outstanding Drama Initiative in the Music & Drama Education Awards 2020 which take place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square on Wednesday, March 4th.

A spokesman for the awards said: “This is a tremendous achievement against extremely tough competition.

“This year we received an astounding number of entries, so being shortlisted is an incredible feat.”

‘For Queen’s and Country’ also won the George Crocker Challenge Trophy in the 2019 Phoebe Rees Awards staged by Somerset Fellowship of Drama.

The trophy is given to the production which 'punches above its weight'.

Performed to sell-out audience in the Queen’s Hall, the play was written by the school's Head of Drama, Steve Eaton Evans, to mark both the 175th anniversary of Queen’s and the centenary of World War One ending.

About Queen's College

Queen's College is a co-educational boarding and day school for nearly 800 pupils aged 3-18 years. Everyone who visits Queen's College comments on the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There's a real passion for learning, but pupils and staff enjoy one another's company. Exam results are excellent – some of the top in the South West. The school is launching the Queen's Highgrove Nursery in January 2016 which will accommodate children aged 0 - 3 years. 

"We are a warm and caring school community, committed to fulfilling the potential of each individual. We aim for excellence and high standards in all our activities" said Headmaster Chris Alcock. "It's very important to me that I still do some classroom teaching and I make it my business to know and support each and every pupil in the school".

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