A View from the Bridge
There were rave reviews for this year’s Hampton School Sixth Form production A View from the Bridge, which tells the story of Longshoreman, Eddie Carbone, who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and orphaned niece Catherine, who he has raised as and loved as though she was his own daughter. When two of Beatrice’s cousins arrive illegally in the country, Eddie agrees to shelter them and find them work on the docks. But when one of the immigrants falls in love with Catherine, the kind and admirable Eddie suddenly becomes violently opposed to the romance, an opposition founded on far too intense a love for his niece, and the stage is set for tragedy.
Staged by 18 senior pupils from Hampton and LEH, the Arthur Miller classic was performed in the intimate setting of the drama hall. Hampton Drama teacher, Mr Ravi Kothakota, congratulated all the cast and backstage crew but had particular words of praise for the two Sixth Form directors, Henry Bunney and Jonny Fryer:
“To see them elicit such mature and sensitive performances from the actors has been impressive to say the least. I am sure that they will have learnt a tremendous amount from this experience and it won’t be the last we see of these two in the director’s chair or even treading the boards.”
Photography by Big Image.