Gloucester High School year 10 drama performance

Gloucester High School year 10 students to perform Fight With All Your Might the Zombies of Tonight by Matthew Whittet. Photo supplied
Gloucester High School year 10 students to perform Fight With All Your Might the Zombies of Tonight by Matthew Whittet. Photo supplied

Once again, Gloucester High School year 10 drama students having been working hard to prepare their year end production.

This year, students will be taking on the Matthew Whittet play, Fight With All Your Might the Zombies of Tonight, performing three shows over two days.

The play explores themes such as fitting in, peer pressure and bullying, with the moral of the story about being yourself.

Alex is a 12 year old with a keen eye and a wit to match. She's been watching everyone at school for the last few days like an eagle... or maybe a hawk, and something's not right. Everyone is acting weird. They're all starting to say the same things, wear the same clothes, do bad dance routines in the corridors for no reason at all and meet up after school to drink decaf-mocha-latte-soy-frappucinos. The writing's on the wall. She knows what's happening. They're all turning into zombies.

In fact, it's the Night of the Zombies - that fateful occurrence that happens once every 200 years. Alex and her buddies know what to do, they'll have to fight with all their might the zombies of tonight

If you saw the recent Australian movie Girl Asleep, it might not be all that surprising to learn that these zombies are the product of the imagination of that film's writer, Matthew Whittet.

Fight With All Your Might the Zombies of Tonight features year 10 drama students: Hanna Ansell, Adam Battle, Ethan Bird, Will Bowden, Riko Fitzgerald, Connor Grady, Bethany Hester, Anneka Hooke, Elizabeth Howarth, Tiarne Lawler, Cara Mackintosh, Charlotte Maslen, Jordan Rae, Taylor Scanlon, James Terras, Holly Willis and Bella Yates. The production is directed by GHS Drama teacher, Scott Davis. 

Show times are Friday December 14 at 7pm, Saturday December 15 at 3pm and 7pm in the Gloucester High School Hall. Tickets are $3 at the door.

The play received the 2015 Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Foundation Commission Award.