BISP Performing Arts Department presents:

‘Emotional Baggage’ by Lindsay Price – A play without words starring students from Year 7, 8 & 9.

This is a play without words.

The cast is entirely from KS3: Years 7, 8 and 9.

The assistant directors are Year 12 IB Theatre students.

This play without words is a first for all of us. There are no line cues. People gather on a railway station clutching a bag. Where are they going? What is their problem? Will their train ever arrive?


Show times: 
12 October 2015: 4.30pm & 5.30pm
13 October 2015: 4pm & 5pm

Drama Room

THB 50 per person – tickets available from the Information Centre in the Primary foyer.

More information:
Contact Tim Evans: [email protected]


Foreword by Headmaster Neil Richards:

It will come as a surprise to many I am sure, to learn that Drama is frequently cited as one of the most useful and relevant subjects to students for their subsequent careers, indeed for their future lives.

If we think about it, this should not come as a surprise – communication is arguably the most critical skill in the modern world. Drama develops this to a high degree and it is a skill that is transferable, as is the quiet confidence that a course in Drama can engender in young people.

I was, therefore, delighted to learn that BISp student Maria Sukhareva won the Top in Thailand Award for Drama in the June IGCSE Examinations.

Having witnessed some outstanding student productions since I have been at BISP, I feel that this award bears testament to the quality of the Theatre Arts programme at the school.

My understanding is that research has also shown that Drama has a positive effect on the learning of other subjects, but I leave this tantalizing suggestion hanging in cyberspace – I am sure that there is sufficient information and data somewhere ‘out there’ for your further consideration.

For now, enjoy the performance… and consider the benefits. Thank you for supporting the Arts at BISP.


Click here to download the programme, or view it below:

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One of several e-mails from Lindsay Price, the Canadian playwright who wrote ‘Emotional Baggage’:

“Please give a big hello to your students. Let them know I’m thinking of them. It’s a thrill to know my work is being done on the other side of the world.”


Music heard in the play:

1. Jirka Krbeček – Break Train Blues

2. Dave Brubeck – Unsquare Dance

3. Edgar Meyer – Appalachian Waltz

4. Marcus Miller – Slap Bass

5. Ali Farka Toure – Talking Timbuktu

6. Chet Baker – You don’t know what love is

7. 70s live mix – Disco Funk

8. Oscars – Original theme music

9. Keith Jarrett – Tokyo Encore

10. Erik Satie – Gnossiene No 1


Cast List:

Dead end job – Milena Kozmina

Insecure – Melanie Preen

Living in the Past – Sabrina Franck

Weight problem – Nina Hannam

Has overbearing mother – Jada Hannam

The mother – Marina Parakhina

Well rounded person – Isabella Hosking

Not over 1st love – Malaika Primarolo

The Man – Gemma Massie

Heart attack worries – Olivia Douglas

The Chorus – Hannah Diamond, Hermione Wragg, Rosie Tucker, Kira Gaebel, Alexandra Starostina

Director – Timothy Evans

Assistant Director + Sound – Sharina Riva

Chorus Director + Lighting – Irina Ashikhmina

Front of House – Mrs Stockings, Mrs Wilkinson

Thank you to Simon and Benz in the Marketing Department. And to Lynne Daniels and Paulette Wilkinson for their wise counsel.