Reviewed by A. Poultney in the Mayfield Magazine
This year the dramatic group struck a new note in school productions. Treasure Island, our first three act play was successfully presented before a large audience of governors, parents and friends. On one evening we were privileged to have the Mayor and Mayoress of Ilford present at the performance. Since last October rehearsals had been in progress under the guidance of Mr. Buckley, who has now, unfortunately left the School to take up an appointment at Harlow. Mr. Buckley has produced many of our shows in the past but this was undoubtedly the greatest show yet presented on our stage.
It is only right to say that such a play could never have been presented if the new stage fittings had not been completed. For these improvements we have to thank Mr. Marriott, Mr. Saunders, Mr. Goldwyn, M. Ivey and Mr. Hicks, who have put a great deal of skill and energy into their construction. D. Chambers, with the assistance of a few fourth year boys, painted the scenery. The scene for the Admiral Bembow Inn was exceptionally good. The boys who worked behind the scenes too did a very good job. The large cast of twenty four boys all did extermely well and there were a few who were quite outstanding.