Rehearsal, The

Alison Maclean crafts a drama that's as piercing as it is potent
-,Screen International

Synopsis

Stanley, a naïve 1st year drama school student, meets Isolde, 15, whose sister has been caught having sex with her tennis coach. Jolted into a precocious sexual awakening, Isolde initiates a relationship - a first for both of them. Everything changes when Stanley’s drama group hits on the tennis scandal as fertile material for their end of year devised show. Stanley soon finds himself in morally tricky territory as his growing intimacy with Isolde provides secrets that feed his status in the group. Soon the boundaries between private and public, fact and fantasy, real and performed begin to dissolve… THE REHEARSAL is a darkly comic, razor-sharp look at adolescence, sexual awakening and the tricky process of becoming who we are.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 102
Year: 2016
Status: Completed

CREDITS

CAST
James Rolleston
KERRY FOX
ALICE ENGLERT
DIRECTED BY
Alison Maclean

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Left to Right: Hannah (Kerry Fox) and Stanley (James Rolleston) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hannah (Kerry Fox) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Isolde (Ella Edwards) and Stanley (James Rolleston) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director, Alison Maclean. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: William (Kieran Charnock), Stanley (James Rolleston), Frankie (Michelle Ny), Thomasin (Alice Englert) & Oscar (Scotty Cotter) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Stanley (James Rolleston) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Frankie (Michelle Ny) and Hannah (Kerry Fox) in THE REHEARSAL. Photo by Matthew Klitscher. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
The Rehearsal. Kieran Charnock, James Rolleston, Michelle Ny, Alice Englert and Scotty Cotter. Photo by Matthew Klitscher.
Dir. Alison Maclean.
The Rehearsal. Michelle Ny and Kerry Fox. Photo by Matthew Klitscher.