“We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.”
Performing Arts at BISA has continually raised their game with the complexity and challenge of the pieces they take on. This year was no different as they performed JB Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'. Lifting it from 1930s London to 1990s Arusha, the adaptation brought the play alive for the audience.
The tale of the Lyimo family, and their involvement in the events that led to the tragic death of a young woman, kept the audience engaged and enthralled for the entire performance. Stunning dance performances and physical theatre showed the skill that the cast had developed over the course of this production. The addition of the incredible set that symbolically crumbled as their lives began to crumble, was an ingenious piece of technical work from the A-Level Physics students.
The cast tackled some of the most adult and challenging themes in the course of the performance and are to be commended for their maturity and commitment to presenting this story of class struggles, how power and status can corrupt, and how our actions can have lasting and devastating effects.
Here are some words from the lead cast:
‘It was a very good experience, I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of something so great.’ –Layla Chege, Year 13, Sheila
‘Seeing as this was my first play I liked that I got to play such a powerful character. I feel inspired to do more and excited to continue this journey.’ – Josephine Kiaga, Year 13, Sybil
‘Surprising, I’ve been in plays in the past but this was more real, it was a first experience for me.’ Cianna Walsh, Year 12, Edna
‘It was exhausting but the outcome was worth it.’ – Joshua Sekgapane, Year 12, Gerald
A massive congratulations goes to the entire cast and crew of 'An Inspector Calls'!