23rd May, 2022

Recent Drama Department Events

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night -Time
Theatre Royal Nottingham – Year 10 Visit

The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award -winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returned to Nottingham in February for one week at the Theatre Royal.  This was their first trip to the theatre as a drama group to see a professional play. Directed by Marianne Elliott’s this smash hit production brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage.

Miss White would like to thank her Year 10’s for the impeccable behaviour

Private Peaceful – Nottingham Playhouse Visit
Year 11 Drama students have been waiting to go to the theatre for over 2 years and this week they got the chance to visit Nottingham Playhouse to see a production of Private Peaceful.  Following on from this, Year 11 will be completing their Component 3 Exam – Section B exam on this performance.   I would like to say a personal thank you to Year 11.  Their impeccable behaviour was commented on by several audience members.

Emma Rice – Director Q & A
This term Year 10 were treated to an amazing trip to The Nottingham Theatre Royal where they met the Artistic Director, Emma Rice. The selected audience enjoyed a morning with the director for a Q & A to discuss her new play Wuthering Heights and her new company, Wise Children. Year 10 Drama Students then attended the afternoon performance of Wuthering Heights.

Year 13 Devised Performance
Year 13 created a verbatim physical theatre performance based on their own personal experiences of life. An extremely powerful and personal reflection, which looked at their hopes, fears and dreams.

Performed to a live audience their creativity and bold approach was inspirational to Year 10 & 11 Drama students.

Year 13 – Final Performance Exam  – Is God Is 
We say far well to our very talented Year 13 students with an outstanding extract performance of Is God Is.

A powerful play, Is God Is is an American play by Aleshea Harris. In 2018 a production directed by Taibi Magar opened Off-Broadway at Soho Rep and ran from February 6 to March 11. The play looks at deviant morality, familial dysfunction, being a black girl/woman, and patricide.

Miss White would like to add,  “I am extremely proud of their achievements over the 2 years and wish them all the luck for the future”.