Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Lord Marlesford and Sir John Waite perform with pupils in Woodbridge School’s mythological courtroom drama

PUBLISHED: 15:22 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 January 2018

Sir John Waite in character for The Trial of Paris with Woodbridge School pupils and head of classics Anne Wright, Head of Classics. Picture: BIG FISH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sir John Waite in character for The Trial of Paris with Woodbridge School pupils and head of classics Anne Wright, Head of Classics. Picture: BIG FISH PHOTOGRAPHY

Archant

A Suffolk peer and former Lord Justice of Appeal brought a sense of verisimilitude to a school courtroom drama.

Lord Marlesford in character as a judge in The Trial of Paris play with Woodbridge School pupils. Picture: BIG FISH PHOTOGRAPHY Lord Marlesford in character as a judge in The Trial of Paris play with Woodbridge School pupils. Picture: BIG FISH PHOTOGRAPHY

Lord Marlesford and Sir John Waite donned wigs and gowns to perform alongside Woodbridge School students in The Trial of Paris last week.

Written by Anne Wright, the school’s head of classics, the play is described as a “crossover between Greek mythology and courtroom drama”.

It sees Paris of Troy on trial for starting the Trojan War, with pupils playing barristers and witnesses, including Aphrodite and Zeus.

Lord Marlesford, President of the Suffolk Preservation Society, joined the young cast on stage in character as a judge for the first performance, while Sir John took on the role for the second performance, bringing his experience as a former Lord Justice of Appeal.

Ms Wright said: Anne Wright said: “I am incredibly proud of the cast, who were utterly convincing, and I should like to thank our judges for their thought-provoking comments about the importance of the rule of Law.”

Woodbridge School teaches a range of classics, including Latin, classical Greek and classical civilisation.

A woman has suffered potentially life-changing injuries during a horror crash in Suffolk.

A resolute Suffolk campaigner who has beaten cancer twice is calling on the running community to join her fight against the devastating disease.

The people of Hadleigh have voted to hold a referendum proposing a mass resignation of their town councillors.

A man has been found guilty in connection with a gunpoint kidnap of a 30-year-old man in Ipswich last year.

Former Ipswich mayor Inga Lockington’s attempt to become a British citizen is back on after Home Office staff contacted her to find out details of her life in this country.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Work started yesterday to demolish one of the best-known pubs in Ipswich.

Suffolk County Council’s new leader has promised a new era of co-operation as he took over the helm at Endeavour House at the authority’s annual general meeting.

For 63 years the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society has entertained thousands with their colourful shows at local theatres.

Take a look at our guide to see which pharmacies in Suffolk and north Essex which will be open this bank holiday Monday, May 28.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24