Current scholar Queenie Ho on Cambridge adventures

Here we hear from current scholar, Queenie Ho, who joined Cambridge in 2013. Queenie has been busy with theatre and has some great plans on the horizon.

We’re teapots, because we can.

We’re teapots, because we can.

Hi all!  This year has flown by, and it is now two weeks until exams.  

I survived my first English winter and am now very much enjoying spring in all its splendored beauty as I prepare for my exams. 

Photo credit:  Declan Corr.  Look at that ship!  And the wings!  And all the sand!

Photo credit: Declan Corr. Look at that ship! And the wings! And all the sand!

Sasheene and I have some pretty exciting trips planned for this summer (backpacking Europe?  Italy?  Prague?  France? We’re going to try to hit them all!)  but before we get too much ahead of ourselves—a recap!

During Lent term, I became a member of the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Society and have since participated in two main-stage productions as a crew member. 

Photo credit:  Declan Corr.  Look at that ship!  And the wings!  And all the sand!

Photo credit: Declan Corr. Look at that ship! And the wings! And all the sand!

I was an assistant stage manager for the Lent term musical, Into the Woods, and again for the week-two production of The Tempest

Photo credit:  Hatti Simpson Photography.  The beautiful set, cast, production team, and band from Into the Woods.

Photo credit: Hatti Simpson Photography. The beautiful set, cast, production team, and band from Into the Woods.

I can now officially say that I have helped build (and take apart—but mostly I just carried bits of wood around) a revolving set and the front half of a ship, pushed various large-ish props onto and off the stage (a cow, a horse, a bed, a throne, and a carriage), helped build a set of wings so large that it had to be lowered in on counterweights, accounted for more than 30 pieces of props this year, operated a remote control chicken, helped with various backstage costume changes, and  possibly gone through more than a few gallons of paint/stain.

Great Yarmouth.  You can’t see them, but we saw two seals that day on the beach!

Great Yarmouth. You can’t see them, but we saw two seals that day on the beach!

I’m happy to report that both productions received excellent reviews. Into the Woods received all five-star reviews, and The Tempest did equally well!

Through the ADC, I have met some absolutely lovely people with whom I have played a rather good game of Monopoly and begun a Hall swap.

Besides spending more than a few consecutive nights at the ADC, I’ve also enjoyed taking a trip to Great Yarmouth with my lovely friends and Hall!  

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