Drama gives our children the chance to express themselves and build confidence in public speaking. It also provides opportunities for enormous fun to be had! It is taught as part of English lessons and rehearsals run during school hours for the Pre-Prep and after school for the Middle and Upper school.
Each year group has the opportunity to take part in a production every year ; from the Reception Nativity to the Senior musical in Year 8. Over the last few years, we have seen productions of The Greatest Showman, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Carol and Annie!
The children take part in the Shakespeare School's Festival every year at The Old Market Theatre where children from Years 5-8 performed a 30 minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play to a rapt audience. In the Summer Term, the Upper School take over the Barn Theatre in Southwick for a week for the dramatic highlight of the year , the senior musical!
Besides being on stage, some of our senior children have had the chance to get involved with costume, make-up, sound, and lighting on these shows, as well as assisting with photography.
In the Members' Are of the website, you can access galleries of pictures from the productions, and order the DVDs of the shows.