Drama

2013_ss_drama_dreamThe extra-curricular is at the core of the life of the Drama Department and allows us to support and enhance the dramatic education on offer. The programme encompasses a full variety of activities that encourage and challenge the large numbers of pupils that regularly participate.

We provide a safe environment in which to develop skills not easily learned in the classroom: physical and vocal self-confidence; the social disciplines of working in a group; imaginative spontaneity through improvisation; an extended emotional range; the power of the pupils’ own creativity and a respect for that of others.  All this is achieved through learning to play and to perform. Moreover, we believe that learning the techniques of acting and theatre is simultaneously a source of relaxation and stimulation for the self as a whole.  It helps connect us to others, fosters creativity, flexibility, generosity and learning in general, skills that are ever more needed in an adolescent world full of isolating technologies.

Watch video clip from the 2017 production of ‘Oliver!’

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The extra-curricular programme includes:

  • Major whole school productions which in recent years have included Twelve Angry Men, A Chorus Line, Daisy Pulls it Off and a full-scale pantomime
  • Regular whole school events
  • LAMDA Acting examinations
  • Workshops for scholars
  • Theatre trips to the West End and beyond
  • A wide variety of school trips including to New York and Krakow
  • Drama classes
  • Dance classes