Drama Extra-Curricular Activities

The Drama department offers a range of extra-curricular opportunities for all years, including theatre trips and school performances.
Year 9 Theatre Trip: Blood Brothers 
“I went on a GCSE Drama trip to watch a production of Blood Brothers at The Richmond Theatre. I found that the production was very impressive and performed at an exceptional standard. I really enjoyed each actor’s unique twist on each character and how they performed each line differently. It was interesting seeing adults successfully use their voice and body to portray young children. As a student of performing arts, I was deeply influenced by both the singing and acting. Overall, I think that the production was amazing and had quite an electric atmosphere about it.” Noah Maynard
Year 10 Theatre Trip: Teechers by John Godber
Year 12 Theatre Trip: An Accidental Death of an Anarchist
“Our A level Drama group went on a trip to London to watch the Lyric Theatre’s ‘An Accidental Death of an Anarchist’. This was a swap over trip, after being let down and unable to watch Frantic Assembly’s ‘Othello’, so originally we weren’t banking on much. Our expectations were long over bounded. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance, especially Daniel Craig’s rendition of the ‘Maniac’ in this hilariously adapted version of Dario Fo’s classic farce. It updated the original play’s morals to a more modern and contemporary audience, done artistically by the writer Tom Basden. We would thoroughly recommend it to theatre-goers looking for a fresh new take on this timeless classic of leftist media.” Beth Davison and Mia Russell
The Drama Showcase
This event involves a variety of performances such as exam pieces, auditioned performances and extracts from our Drama Club. Students from all year groups participate in the event each year. It is a great opportunity for those that enjoy working as a team to explore different plays and roles and allow themselves to build long lasting friendships, who share the same passion for the theatre.
Our previous showcases have included: Animal Farm, Hobo, Matilda, Metamorphosis and The Cursed Child performed by students in all year groups.
Drama club takes place once a week after school, and all students regardless of experience are welcome to attend. These sessions develop performance skills whilst building a drama community amongst our students.