Head of Drama: Mrs. Harris
Key Stage 3 Drama Performances of Macbeth
Our KS3 drama students have been working on the Scottish play by William Shakespeare in the run up to Halloween. Here is a short example of their work. Watch, if you dare…
KS4 Drama Students’ Trip to a West End Theatre Show
A group of KS4 drama students were lucky enough to go to London’s west end to see the musical ‘Everyone’s Talking About Jamie’ at the Apollo Theatre. It was a fantastic show tackling themes of bullying, aspiration and the trials of family life, all with a song and dance!
The students were thoroughly entertained by the wonderful performance and will be using the experience in their final exam as they must provide a critique of a recent performance that they have been to see. It was another example of the great opportunities that are available to children living in this amazing city!
Years 9 & 10 Trip to the Park Theatre
We took a group of our year 9 & 10 drama students to see Faceless at the Park Theatre near Finsbury Park Station.
It was an immensely thought provoking and relevant play that had our students engrossed from start to finish. As a court room play the audience then had the opportunity to decide the verdict of the accused which proved to be quite a tricky decision for the students. Was the accused a victim of manipulation or responsible for her actions?
Year 11 Drama Trip to see The Woman in Black
Mrs Harris attempted to terrify her year 11 drama students as she took them to see The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden.
There was plenty screams from the audience but the students really enjoyed the spooky performance to a packed theatre. They will now be required to write about the dramatic elements of the play in their drama exam in a few months.
AMSI Production of Grease July 2017
Trip to the Barbican Theatre – Year 10 Drama
The year 10 Drama pupils visited the Barbican on Thursday 18th May to watch Jude Law in Ivo Van Hove’s production of Obsession.
This pupils witnessed an outstanding example of how all the production elements for example projection, sound and set can be used to create a ‘whole’ piece of theatre.
Drama Students Visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
On 3rd March, the year 10 Drama class and 9D visited Shakespeare’s The Globe Theatre to watch a performance of The Taming of the Shrew.
The pupils experienced a true rowdy and raucous Shakespearian play full of love and tension!
Year 9 Drama Trip to the Donmar Warehouse Kings Cross to see Henry IV
“If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work“
After a workshop run by the Donmar Warehouse, Head of Drama Mrs. Harris took twenty two of our year 9 students down to the Donmar Warehouse theatre in Kings Cross to see an amazing, all female, production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV.
With five star reviews this production starring Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka and Clare Dunne brought the male roles of Shakespeare’s play to a women’s prison and had our year 9 audience engrossed and at times jumping out of their seats. It was an amazing experience and wonderful way to see Shakespeare in action. Thoroughly recommended.
We would like to give a huge thank you to the Donmar for generosity in providing free tickets to our students.
Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning commission a theatre artist or company to design and curate the Barbican Box to provide an artistic starting point from which teachers and students devise their own play.
Each year we pose the same question to our artistic partner – ‘what would you put in the Barbican Box?’ Inspired by the theatre work presented on the Barbican’s stages every year, imagination and creativity are at the heart of Barbican Box.
Summer Performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
As part of our Shakespeare Focus Week to commemorate the death of William Shakespeare, we staged a cut down version by the RSC of one of the bard’s most famous plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
With fantastic costumes and set, the students’ performances were an absolute triumph and a wonderful display of the talent of our greatest ever writer.