Drama students of all ages have had an action-packed half term, both on stage and off.
Drama students have enjoyed energetic workshops with Les Enfants Terribles, learning about immersive performance, devised theatre and puppetry skills, and the Degenerate Fox Theatre Company: theatrical ‘neofuturists’ who perform thirty original plays within one hour. Our Sixth Form Drama Scholars have been working with professional theatre director, Eva Sampson, while the South Hampstead Theatre Company is already gearing up for its next Edinburgh Fringe Show in August 2020.
Younger students enjoyed a backstage tour of the National Theatre – an enlightening trip as part of our Mehr licht enrichment programme, which aims to broaden the girls horizons beyond the curriculum. One of the pupils commented: “It was amazing to be able to go behind the scenes at the National, as well as the Oliver and Lyttleton Theatres. We saw various props, costumes and stages and learned all about the architecture of the theatres too.”
Girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been directed by our A Level Theatre Studies students, culminating in an accomplished Drama Showcase this term. Nearly 90 girls demonstrated what they have been devising at their lunchtime drama clubs, where they explore a range of techniques through improvisation and games.
Sixth Form Drama Scholarships are open to external applicants at 16+ as well as to South Hampstead pupils moving up from Year 11. Benefits of being a Drama Scholar include membership of the South Hampstead Theatre Company, as well as 1:1 drama coaching, scholars’ theatre trips and a scholars’ performance. More information available here.