Throughout the year the drama department is involved with various different events that students can be part of. Our main event, the whole school production, takes place during spring (b). Auditions are held in September and are usually open to Years 8-11 dependent on the production chosen. Rehearsals take place 2 to 3 nights a week from September through to the production week.
In the summer term we run a lower school drama club, often supported by GCSE students, which will then result in either a lower school play or a series of devised drama pieces for the summer showcase. Our most recent Lower School Production was an adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel, 'The Railway Children'.
For our GCSE students we provide opportunities for performance at the Christmas Concert in December and the Summer Concert in July.
We regularly take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival and this year our students will perform 'The Tempest' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Harlow Playhouse. Previous productions have included 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Twelfth Night' and 'Macbeth'.
To find out more about our productions and showcase events take a look at the Performing Arts pages.