Drama gives our children the chance to express themselves and to work with children from other classes and year groups. Drama is part of English lessons, and is often an option in the Wednesday Afternoon Clubs. Individuals and small groups are also prepared for the LAMDA examinations.
In the course of the year, every child in the school gets the chance to participate in a production, from the Reception Nativity play to the Upper School production that rounds off the year, frequently at The Barn Theatre, Southwick.
Last year saw Nativity plays from Reception and Year 1, Year 2 presented Dick Whittington (oh yes they did!), Year 3 presented Olivia, which was Charles Dickens with a twist. In Middle School, Year 6 put on an imaginatively staged interpretation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, Year 5 a spooky Christmas Carol, and Year 4 a suitably disgusting The Twits.
In the Summer term we produced an open air performance of Les Miserables in the Back Court, featuring the whole of the Upper School in the chorus!
This term, children in Years 5-7 will be taking part in the Shakespeare School's Foundation festival at The Old Market Theatre, performing an abridged version of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the swinging 60s!
Look out for details of our Summer 2019 production of Little Shop of Horrors coming soon!
All school productions are professionally filmed.
In the Members' Area of the website, you can access galleries of pictures from the productions, and order the DVDs of the shows.