Nightfall: Reviews from Actors

Posted by Carla Acepcion

The secondary school production is an opportunity for all students to explore the world of theatre, on stage and behind the scenes. This year, like all others before it, the students worked tirelessly to create a spectacle of a show for the audience to enjoy. Below are a few words from Nicole Woo and Ethan Godinho from Year 12 who played one of the Policemen and Poe in ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, respectively:

“Having no recollection of anything about Edgar Allen Poe heading into this production, I really didn’t know what to expect. This experience was not only a chance for, I can safely say, everyone, to explore characters that are on the opposite side of the spectrum of roles we usually take on, but to come together as the secondary sector cohort. Interacting with students with the years below was refreshing, considering our DP Theatre class has 5 students only. The story of Tell-Tale Heart was quite different to the other 3 acts, because it was funnier, and I was able to utilise my experience in comedic roles into this one, as Policeman 1. Working with Sofia, Ethan and Anna especially was a highlight throughout this journey, developing stronger relationships on stage and coming closer through our inside jokes (Ethan’s chicken rant was our favourite, of course). I would strongly encourage everyone to participate in the production, no matter in acting roles or working backstage – immersing in an atmosphere like this is something you’ll never forget for the rest of your life.” – Nicole Woo, Year 12, Policeman #1 in ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

“Nightfall has been an absolute blast with everyone giving it their all. I did not think that the showwould turn out to be as good as it did because of the fact that most of us weren’t familiar with Edgar Allen Poe and his work. It took us a bit of time to understand the plays ourselves but once we did, we found it much easier to get into character and add a lot more emotions. The entire process allowed us to mix with people from many different year groups and so we bonded really well. I could not have asked for a better group of amazing directors, actors, backstage crew and costume and makeup crew.” – Ethan Godinho, Year 12, Poe in ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

We would love to hear from you! If you would like to submit a review or other content please email:

Danielle Veilleux, Head of Drama:
Paul McCracken, Drama Teacher:
Carla Acepcion, Performing Arts