Category: Drama

Finding Mat Finderling

23rd May 2022

On Sunday 22nd May, families, pupils, and staff joined us for an immersive, theatrical experience exploring the history of King Edward’s. The initial idea was imagined in 2020 by  Mrs Caroline Shouksmith, Head of Art. Working closely with Mrs Lynsey Cleaves, Director of Drama, the duo breathed life into the concept and it was truly…

Who Cares

22nd March 2022

On Sunday 20th and Monday 21st March, our GCSE Drama pupils, led by Lower Sixth pupil Azariah, performed an adaptation of Matt Woodhead’s ‘Who Cares’ which focuses on bringing awareness to Young Carers. The play was performed by six of our pupils and was made up entirely of words from Young Carers from across the…

Bugsy Malone Feeder Schools Performance

8th February 2022

On Thursday 3rd February, we were delighted to welcome a total of five schools, a total of over 200 pupils to watch our production of Bugsy Malone. It was a day full of laughs and excitement and we were lucky to receive lots of positive feedback from pupils and staff. We would like to thank…

Bugsy Malone

7th February 2022

From Thursday 3rd February – Saturday 5th, our Drama Department performed our production of Bugsy Malone for families, friends and our King Edward’s community. With incredible effort from our cast and crew, the show was amazing, and captured the talent of our pupils perfectly. Complete with splurge guns, movie scenes and boxing rings, the show…

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…

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