Sixth form students at The Hemel Hempstead School staged a tense and thrilling production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at the end of January.
Miller’s play gives an account of the 17th century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, as an allegory for the paranoia about communists whipped up by Senator Joseph McCarthy.
In 1956, Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities.
A school spokesman said: “There were some superb performances from John Bristow as John Proctor and Sarah Fenlon, who played his wife, Elizabeth.
“However, this could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of the 20-strong cast, many of whom are studying A-level theatre studies at the school.
“The cast performed to packed houses and once again demonstrated the school’s commitment to providing high-quality, extra-curricular arts projects for its students.”