In August 2018, 15 students from Mulberry School for Girls and Mulberry UTC, accompanied by Mulberry staff, travelled to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform a new play, Cry God for Harry, England and St George! The production was performed by a cast of 8, with support from production assistants, caterers and a film crew. Students spent 11 days in Edinburgh promoting and performing the production, as well as having the chance to see a wide variety of performances themselves.
The play was written by Mulberry students with support from the Director of Arts, and explored issues around leadership and Islamophobia, as well as Shakespeare. It was hugely well received in Edinburgh by both audiences and critics, with a string of positive reviews and many commenting on the professionalism and power of the production.
Following the eight performances in Edinburgh, the production was performed in London’s West End, at the Duke of York’s theatre, for one night only.
This was an extraordinary opportunity for all the students that took part, and the experience of being part of the world’s largest arts festival is something that they will never forget.