Drama

There are many exciting co-curricular opportunities in drama here at King’s High. We encourage girls from all years to take part. Our students’ involvement is marked by great energy, commitment and creativity, whether they participate as directors or actors or as part of a production team.

Key Stage 3

Our highly popular lunchtime Junior drama clubs enable girls to extend their creative and performance skills in a relaxed environment. Many girls audition for the Junior Production which takes place every year in the Summer Term, usually at the Bridge House Theatre.  We have large numbers involved in both cast and crew. The standard is very high and the productions are supported by professional designers. We vary performance choices to include both musical and non-musical productions and recent shows have included 'Grimm Tales' and 'Oliver'.

UPPER School

Our Autumn Term Production is a chance for girls to work with staff and professional designers in a focused way, leading to performances held at the Bridge House Theatre. As with our Junior Production, we vary choices to include both musical and non-musical productions, often held in collaboration with Warwick School.  The superb quality of performances reflects the personal drive of our students to perform to their highest potential. We aim to inspire the girls to become involved in a wide range of drama experiences.  These include workshops with theatre companies, such as Highly Sprung or Frantic Assembly and The National Theatre Connections Festival in which girls performed at the Warwick Arts Centre and the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Wolverhampton.

KS4 drama club takes place at lunchtime and sixth form performance award girls are responsible for leading the clubs for younger girls.

Other collaborative opportunities include Altiora, the physical theatre group and Saturday morning Foundation Youth Theatre in partnership with Human Zoo.

The department organises many theatre visits throughout the year covering a wide variety of theatrical genres.  Students have also enjoyed weekend residential visits to London and theatre visits abroad, including a joint trip to New York with Warwick School.