Each year the Drama Department perform a senior and a junior play. The junior Drama club is led by Sixth Form Theatre Studies students. It welcomes all Year 8 who want to hone their drama skills in preparation for auditioning for the junior play.
The Importance of Drama & the Arts
McAvoy’s curtain call to boost drama in schools
This headline in The Sunday Times (29 November) points out the value of the Arts in school.
James McAvoy, star of Atonement and X-Men First Class said “I think that the arts is one of the biggest things that you can do to help inspire confidence in people so that they can compete on any level; so that they can walk into a room and own it and go, ‘Yeah. I’m the best, give me a job.’ And so much of that can be given to you by the arts.”
Performance subjects like Music and Drama foster presentation skills and self-confidence, and are a lot of fun.
Fiddler on the Roof
Some feedback from the audiences
“fantastic rapport between actors and staff”
Fiddler on the Roof – The Rehearsal Process
From the moment Matthew Gordon walked into the first rehearsal in September and spoke in Tevye’s voice, I knew the show was going to be a success. I’m a huge fan of Paul Michael Glazer (Perchik in the 1971 movie and Tevye in the 2013 touring show), but in Matthew Gordon I found a better Tevye, and in Aaron Sloan I discovered a better Perchik. The principals were a dream to work with, and the chorus did not have one weak link. A big thanks Mrs McCann on her first play as Costume Mistress.
Pygmalion and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Les Miserables and James and the Giant Peach
Great Expectations And Robin Hood