Drama Club's production of 'Our Day Out'

21 March 2023

Rayner Stephens High School Drama Club performed our adaptation of Willy Russell's acclaimed play 'Our Day Out' on Tuesday 14th March.


This play by award-winning Willy Russell was first seen on BBC2 in 1977 and has now been specially edited for practical use by schools, colleges and groups. It tells the story of some underprivileged schoolchildren who are taken on a day's outing by their teachers. The children boisterously rampage through a roadside café, a zoo, Conway Castle and a beach. A joyous celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up, but also a sharp pointer to the depressing present and future, for a day out is as much as these children can expect.


Students started rehearsing in October and worked incredibly hard and gave their time after school and in the holidays to ensure the final performance was slick and professional.


The cast included:


Lesley and Mrs Roberts ― Lillyanne Doheny

Carol ― Mia Jackson

Mrs Kay ― Erin Bell

Headmistress and Waitress ― Jade Ashby

Briggs ― Electina Fernando

Susan ― Toni Ogunrinu

Colin ― Josh France

The Driver ― Matthew Branwood

Reilly ― Elissa Bolton

Digga ― Amelia Dyson

Linda ― Violet Giles

Karen ― Sophia Mitchell

Andrews ― Marlie Carden

Ronson ― Shanelle Hayward

Kasey ― Aria Little

Kidda ― Evie Brierle


Mr Fernando, a proud father of a cast member rewarded all the cast with an Easter Egg to finish the experience, a lovely gesture.


A huge thank you to all the cast for their commitment during rehearsals. This is a challenging, stylised play with minimal set or effects and all students have worked hard to ‘tell it’s story’.


We’d also like to take the time to thank Mrs Owen for directing and putting together the full performance. We look forward to the next one being bigger and better!

Stamford Park TrustIQMTeacher Development Award