This term has been an incredibly busy one for the Drama Department with over 40 students involved in drama clubs and 120 of you working towards a production either on stage or behind the scenes
… not to mention the Senior drama students seeing a huge number of live theatre productions including the National Theatre’s Frankenstein, Of Mice and Men at The REP, Othello by the breathtaking Frantic Assembly and possibly the most terrifying piece of theatre ever seen – Fuel:Fiction. A heart-stopping hour of in-the-dark theatre that induced a number of panic attacks amongst our party!
We look forward to our Spring Term Theatre trips programme that will include a wide range of productions from classics such as Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca to new theatre at The Door and our first Digital Theatre Screening when we will have the opportunity to see the best-selling show ‘Lovesong’ from the comfort of the Ruddock Hall – all members of the school are invited to this exciting free event.
This year’s Junior Production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches was performed at the end of November to packed houses. The young cast and crew wowed audiences with their physical theatre, puppetry, cross dressing and witty ad libs. Congratulations to all involved – it is quite a feat to pull off such an impressive production with only 10 weeks rehearsal.
Stage Crew have also been working extremely hard this term – firstly creating a huge bag of sweets and a mischief of mice puppets for Junior Play and now move onto to the daunting task of building a seedy nightclub in Weimar Germany for the Senior Production of Cabaret at the end of January.
On 11th November Senior Dramatic Society presented a number of moving poems, monologues and scenes to commemorate World War 1, ending in an emotional roll call of all the young KES students lost in battle.
Junior Drama Club students have continued to bring their energy and enthusiasm to Tuesdays and are busy working towards the Year 7 Drama Evening in February.
…and most recently we saw the A2 Theatre Studies students perform a thought provoking and moving piece of devised theatre for their Unit 3 examination entitled The Best Version of Myself.
All in all an incredibly successful and exhausting term which for some drama bods is not over yet! We wish those of you involved in Drama Link’s production of Twelfth Night many broken legs as you perform for the next three nights at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.
And finally a huge thank you to all the girls who give up so much of your precious time to create such dynamic, exciting, thought provoking work. Your hard work, dedication and sheer talent is greatly appreciated.
In recognition of the hard work, dedication and talent of our budding dramatists in the lower school – Junior Drama Colours are awarded to: