St Edmund’s School has an enviable reputation for its Drama and is proud of its 450-seat theatre with one of the largest school stages in the South-East. The school presents several major productions every year in addition to a varied programme of smaller events.
In recent years, these have included Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Animal Farm and a whole school production of Oliver.
The Drama Department maintains close links with local and national theatres to enable pupils to enjoy a wide range of theatrical experiences.
A-level Drama combines performance with the academic study of drama and theatre, and aims to develop the artistic and technical knowledge of our pupils. Practical work at all exam levels is of the highest standard, with many pupils achieving full marks for performance.
There are many opportunities to see professional productions, locally and in London’s West End, as well as annual trips abroad – the Department visits New York and LA to see productions and to partake in workshops involving a number of actors from the shows.