The Dramatic Arts are truly valued at KES. The productions are popular and are performed at a very high standard all *productions are auditioned in front of a casting panel.
There are also opportunities for lunchtime drama clubs. The weekly Lower School Junior Drama Club is non-auditioned but numbers are limited to 30 students, a waiting list policy is used. The Advanced Theatre Club is for our Gifted and Talented students and is by invitation.
There are professional workshops for GCSE and A-level students to attend. We have previously worked with GECKO, Frantic Assembly and Splendid Theatre Companies as well as having links with both the Nuffield and Mayflower Theatres.
Theatre Trips are in place for both lower school and upper school, with further Theatre Trips provided to support GCSE and A-Level curriculum. The drama facilities at KES are fantastic with a 300-seater end on auditorium, a Black box studio and two rehearsal rooms. We have a whole school drama competition called the Eddies, which runs in the summer term on alternate years to the KES Arts Festival.
The Drama department have an ethos of continuing development and research into the latest professional developments in theatre to ensure the latest innovations and creative thinking is brought to our students.
*Production vary between musicals to straight plays including Shakespearean plays.
All productions are age appropriate to those involved. Three to four productions are produced a year.
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