Whether it’s touring Roald Dahl musicals to local primary schools, staging a West End musical with the boys from Hampton School, or running a show backstage with a team of techies, we encourage our pupils to take part, test themselves, and enjoy everything the department has to offer.
In recent years we have staged musicals including the Wizard of Oz! and Anything Goes; we’ve commissioned new work from a contemporary performance poet; we’ve dunked Benedick of Much Ado fame into a fully working fountain and we’ve even fired a confetti cannon or two. Meanwhile, in the drama studio, our GCSE and A level candidates consistently excel: their practical work has been picked out for special praise by the Chief Examiner for three years in a row.
We keep ourselves fresh by regularly hosting workshops and training from leading theatre practitioners, and recently, 80 students went on a Performing Arts tour to New York City.
All of this work takes place in and around our stunning 330 seat theatre: it is a flexible space at the heart of the Arts Centre, which includes a rehearsal suite, studio theatre, green room and seminar room, as well as the Music and Art Departments.
Drama here is ouststanding.
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