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Christchurch’s fastest and funniest do battle

Christchurch’s fastest and funniest do battle at The Court Theatre

Four local high schools battle it out for the title of “Christchurch’s fastest and funniest” in the Theatresports in Schools Senior Finals this Sunday at The Court Theatre.

From the 18 schools entered, Cashmere High School, Christchurch Boys’ High School, Christchurch Girls’ High School and Riccarton High School have made it to the final showdown for the Senior Theatresports Trophy. Jeff Clark, The Court Theatre’s Education Manager, is looking forward to seeing these schools take the stage together. “Every show so far has been incredibly entertaining and these teams are the best of the best – it will be a phenomenal final”, Clark says.

Theatresports is competitive performance where teams of four performers create short scenes based on audience suggestions, combining acting skills with quick-thinking. The result is a uniquely entertaining theatrical experience. 2008’s competition has been “one of the best years we’ve had yet” according to Clark. The Theatresports in Schools Junior Competition will run from October 19-November 23.

Theatresports in Schools is a long-established cultural competition enjoying almost two decades in Christchurch and many of The Court Jesters (The Court Theatre’s improvisation troupe who perform Scared Scriptless every Friday night) began their professional careers through the school competition. Clark encourages audiences to keep an eye out for the performers they see at the finals -“for many of them, this is only the beginning”.

The Senior Theatresports Final begins at 7pm Sunday 21 September. All tickets are $10.


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