Category: Drama

Drama pupils visit Wembley for a show of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

7th January 2022

As part of our Drama curriculum, 3rd Form pupils went to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Troubadour Theatre in Wembley. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from The National Theatre is an adaption of the popular novel and touches on Autism awareness and neurodiverse personalities…

Our modern day production of Twelfth Night

22nd December 2021

From Sunday 28th – Tuesday 30th November, our new Studio Theatre transformed into Illyria from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for our school production. The production had a modern day twist, set at a music festival with partying, live music and lots more partying! The play is set at Duke Orsino’s music festival, called “ILLYRIA” complete with…

Merci Beaucoup Onatti for the excellent French production

2nd November 2021

We were delighted to welcome pupils from Bohunt and Pennthorpe to the first of three live Onatti Productions French play this year who joined King Edward’s pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10. As always, we were entertained by two French actors who, speaking only in their native tongue, this year performed ‘Mon Père Ne Me…

GCSE performance of Cookies

12th October 2021

On Tuesday 12th October, our GCSE pupils performed to an audience their production of Cookies, as part of their GCSE in Drama. Pupils performed twice, throughout the afternoon as a Matinee performance, and in the evening, which our staff, parents and our boarding pupils were invited to attend. The event also doubled as the Drama…

‘Other Guys’ audition

30th September 2021

Today, Thursday 30 September, the team behind a brand new theatre production ‘Other Guys’ visited our school to cast 5 of our pupils in roles for the show which will be performed in London in January 2022. Other Guys is a verbatim play written by Shireen Mula (National Theatre Connections). It is a verbatim play…

Pupils perform in House Variety Show

30th September 2021

On Thursday 30th September, our Senior Houses: Elizabeth, Tudor, Edward, Grafton, Ridley and Wakefield all took part in the 2021 House Variety Show. The Show was a chance for each House to show off their talent and to perform to pupils and staff from across the School. Each House was required to perform three different…

Globe Theatre Trip

18th September 2021

On Friday 17th September, our GCSE, IB & A-level pupils visited the Globe Theatre in London, for a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The performance marked one of the first of many since COVID restrictions allowed for theatre performances to resume. Staff and pupils especially enjoyed inspirational performances from Nadine Higgin and Michelle Terry who…

“Your Careers Future in…” Performing Arts

12th March 2021

The latest in the “Your Careers Future” series of talks focused on careers in the Performing Arts. Two speakers from different areas of the Performing Arts industry talked about their journeys in their careers, and well as tips and tricks on how to succeed. First to speak was Philip Glassborow, writer and director. Starting off…

Antigone Performance

12th February 2021

During the current lockdown, boarders who have needed to have remained on site and staff have been working hard to keep them entertained and busy. Some of our pupils, who are in a bubble together, have been working hard on a theatre project. These pupils have been working together in the brand new Studio Theatre…

Drama Scholar keeps on acting during lockdown

24th June 2020

4th Form pupil and drama scholar, Felix, has been practising his acting skills during lockdown and getting involved in online plays. Felix has been developing his skills by getting into character and practising around the house and online with other actors. This Friday night, 26 June, Felix is starring as PC Stumps in the Peaslake…

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