Both dance and drama are integral parts of the curriculum. We encourage all children to perform on stage at least once annually in their year group production, and our Junior and Senior Plays offer further opportunity for dramatic development.
Some of our recent productions have included Alice in Wonderland, Bugsy Malone, Jesus Christ Superstar, Shakespeare Shorts and an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
Most years a troupe of our most talented actors and actresses take a production to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which offers pupils a unique chance to experience drama on a more professional level while celebrating their talents in a fun and innovative environment. We have encountered phenomenal successes at the Fringe; our production of The End of Innocence (2001) was nominated for a Fringe First Award for New Drama and the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression.
The Auden Theatre and the Theatre in the Woods at the Senior campus are regularly used by the Prep School.