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Death is Just a Talent

On the evening of Friday 28 April, performances from Home Hill State High, Burdekin Catholic High School and Ayr State High School were presented to a large and enthusiastic audience.
Ayr State High School’s play Death Is Just A Talent was written by Kacee Bromham, our School Cultural Captain. The play was a hilarious parody on the ubiquitous talent show format plaguing us today, where the viscous and heartless judge, Simone Cow, dies mysteriously during the opening episode of the new season. The murderer is amongst the varied array of contestants; a talented diva, The Paprika Girls, two hilarious comedians, a not so talented magician and her assistant, a desperately deluded dancer and the show’s cast and crew; the overly officious Director, her capable but nervous assistant, the two flamboyant hosts and the two other judges, a vegan and a modern day Polyanna.  After some red herrings and plenty of laughs, Magic Mikey solves the crime, with a lot of luck and help from the cast and crew, and Mimmy the Mime is taken away.
The entire cast overcame a common glitch in the system, a major lighting issue at the start, to deliver a fabulous performance. Each and every member of the cast was excellent, and as an ensemble, showed professionalism beyond their years. The award for Best Actor went to Gelita Pollock for her performance as Simone Cow and Best Supporting Actor to Thomas Papadimitriou in the role of Tommy Tutu. The Director’s Award went to Kacee Bromham.
A huge thanks goes to Kacee for her skills as a playwright and for her vision to get the script from paper to stage. Thanks go to teachers Mrs Attard, Mrs Ellis and Ms Scott whose input, both gently and not so gently given, was greatly appreciated by all. A special thanks and acknowledgement to Mr Thomas Pickersgill for his great vision and patience throughout the rehearsal process and for his experience and knowledge on the night. Thanks to all involved.