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What our Sixth Form drama students have been learning this term

Published on 20/10/20

Year 13 A level Drama and theatre students perform their component 2 devised piece

Inspired by the theories and practice of theatre company Frantic Assembly, our A level Drama and theatre students recently devised and performed an original piece of work about a family coming to terms with the sudden death of a parent. Using a combination of original monologues, dialogue scenes and movement sequences, they explored the impact of this tragedy on each of the characters individually and as a family struggling to connect emotionally with each other. You can watch an edited snippet here:


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Sixth form virtual trip to see Romantics Anonymous, by Wise Children

Most theatres might be physically closed for business, however, as we all know, the show must go on and we were therefore absolutely delighted to be able to watch Wise Children’s production of ‘Romantics Anonymous’, directed by Emma Rice and streamed live from the Bristol Old Vic. Our sixth form Drama students and scholars settled down on comfy sofas in the senior school hall to watch this quirky, funny and very romantic musical comedy, based on the French film Les Emotifs Anonymes, about a very shy but talented chocolatier.


Little Shop of Horrors

Rehearsals for all four of our casts of Little Shop of Horrors have been going tremendously well and we are really excited to see the finished extracts performed in November. Our Year 12 cast are rehearsing the first halves of both Act 1and Act 2 and our Year 13 cast are rehearsing the whole of Act 2.

Backstage enrichment groups are working really hard behind the scenes to create elements of the set and a number of man-eating plant puppets of various sizes; our tech students have been prepping the sound and lighting as well as exploring projection mapping techniques. Each year group also has its own live band - all four of which are busy rehearsing separately. 

We can’t wait to bring the musicians, actors and production and technical elements together for what promises to be a very interesting week of performances!

 Year 13 student produces a book on the history of West End theatres for his EPQ

Year 13 A level Drama student Eddie has taken his interest in theatre to a whole new level. A very keen theatre goer, Eddie is no stranger to the West End and so for his EPQ he decided to explore the history of some of the amazing theatres that this world famous area of London has to offer. He carried out extensive, independent  research, eventually deciding to focus on 10 different West End theatres. The resulting book, ‘A Guide to West End Theatres’, offers a wonderfully detailed and fascinating insight into the histories of these buildings and the people that made them what they are today.