Drama & Theatre Studies

Dobson Theatrical Productions 1992 – 2016

This list of productions presented since the opening of the original Dobson Theatre has been created from several sources: information in the Sotoniensis archive, surviving records of performances and the recollections of the members of staff involved. Programmes exist in the Dobson Archive for most productions staged in the theatre since 2004, but no more than a poster exists as a testament to earlier productions and many of the earlier productions listed below do not have even the benefit of that slender proof of their existence. The initials following each title refer to the member(s) of staff in overall charge of that production.

The Head of Drama is, ex-officio, in overall charge of both the 3rd Form Theatre Studies evenings and preview evenings of examination work. These performances are presented as ‘work in progress’ to an invited audience which is usually comprised of the families and friends of those involved and, in the case of examination groups, the preview evening takes place shortly before they are assessed in order to give them an opportunity to fine tune their presentations in the light of independent feedback from the audience.

Nov ’92 Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations/The Real Inspector Hound (DMD)

Dec ’92 Hamlet (TLK)

Mar ’93 Confusions (DMD)

Dec ’93 Animal Farm (DMD)

Dec ’94 The Visit (PDJ)

Mar ’95 Oedipus Rex (Classics Dept. Production)

Mar ’95 An Evening of Shakespeare & Pinter (PDJ/CJK/DMD)

Oct ’95 Dogg’s Hamlet & Cahoot’s Macbeth (DMD/PDJ)

Mar ’96 The Ratz (JP)

Dec ’96 Grease* (DMD)

Feb ’97 A Doll’s House (PDJ)

Apr ’97 The Diary of Adrian Mole (JP)

May ’97 Henry V (ST/LJF)

Oct ’97 Amadeus (DMD)

Dec ’97 A Man For All Seasons (SJS)

May ’98 Table Manners (DMD)

Oct ’98 Loot (PDJ) cont . . .

Dec ’98 Twelfth Night (PDJ)

Mar ’99 Maria Marten (DMD)

May ’99 Bugsy Malone* (JP)

Oct ’99 The Cherry Orchard (PDJ)

Nov ’99 It’ll Be Over By Christmas (JP/LJF)

Dec ’99 Roses of Eyam (PDJ/DMD)

May ’00 Absurd Person Singular (DMD)

Sep ’00 The Dumb Waiter (DMD)

Oct ’00 The Tempest (Sixth form production)

Nov ’00 Arcadia (JP/LJF)

Dec ’00 Victorian Ghost Stories (a portmanteau comprising of The Signalman, The Monkey’s Paw and The Woman in White PDJ/DMD)

Feb ’01 Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Sixth form production)

Mar ’01 A Small Family Business (Upper School production)

Oct ’01 The Shadow of a Gunman (PDJ)

Nov ’01 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Sixth form production)

Dec ’01 Oliver* (DMD/PDJ)

Mar ’02 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (JP/LJF)

Oct ’02 Antigone (DMD)

Nov ’02 Confusions (Sixth form production)

Dec ’02 450 Years of Comedy (DMD/PJD)

(Mar ’03: AS/A2 practical work preview) (DMD)

Oct ’03 Dancing at Lughnasa (PDJ)

Nov ’03 The Art of Coarse Acting (DMD)

Dec ’03 Theatre of the Absurd (DMD) cont . . .

(Mar ’04: AS/A2 practical work preview) (DMD)

Mar ’04 The Golden Masque of Agamemnon (JMC)

Jun ’04 Faust and Furious (AVD)

Oct ’04 The Government Inspector (DMD)

Nov ’04 Habeas Corpus (DMD)

Dec ’04 Guys’n’Dolls* (PDJ)

Mar ’05 The Canterbury Tales (AVD)

Mar ’05 A Northern Revue (AJS)

(Mar ’05: AS/A2 practical work preview) (AVD)

Jun ’05 Third Form Theatre Studies evenings (AVD)

Oct ’05 Marat/Sade (PDJ)

Nov ’05 The Completely Reduced Works Of Shakespeare (DMD)

Dec ’05 Teechers (AVD)

Mar ’06 The Magical Voyage of Ulysses (JMC)

(Mar ’06: AS/A2 practical work preview) (AVD)

Jun ’06 Third Form Theatre Studies evenings (AVD)

Oct ’06 Brecht & all that . . . (PDJ/AVD)

Nov ’06 Absurd Person Singular (DMD)

Nov ’06 Einstein: The Musical (LJH/OJL)

Dec ’06 The Way of the World (AVD)

Feb ’07 Shakespeare Shorts (DMD)

(Mar ’07: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

Jun ’07 Third Form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Nov '07 Stags and Hens (PDJ)

Nov’07 Musical Soiree cont . . .

Dec '07 Macbeth (JP)

Dec ’07 ‘Happy Christmas Tommy’ performed by children from St. Mark’s.

Feb '08 Blue Remembered Hills (Fifth form GCSE production/JP)

Feb’07 Primavera I

Mar '08 Billy Liar (DMD)

Mar’08 Primavera III (Primavera II was performed in the school hall)

(Mar '08: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

May’08 Alien Zoo dance troupe

Jun '08 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Oct '08 Geometry of Love (JP/SJS)

Nov '08 DNA (JP)

Dec '08 South Pacific* (DMD/PDJ)

(Mar '09: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

Jun '09 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Oct’09 Bite Size Broadway concert

Nov '09 Confusions (PDJ/JP)

Dec '09 Othello (AJS)

Feb '10 Frogs (JCH)

(Mar '10: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

Jun '10 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Sept’10 Moondog Coronation Ball (concert)

Oct ’10 Life & Death revue (AJS)

Oct’10 Jazz & Blues Concert

Nov '10 Tartuffe (PDJ) cont . . .

Dec '10 Faustus (JP)

Feb '11 The Real Inspector Hound (Sixth form production/JP)

Feb '11 That Certain Uncertainty (LJH/OJL)

Mar’11 Fusion (concert)

(Mar '11: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

May '11 The Madwoman of Chaillot (Fifth form GCSE production/PDJ)

May '11 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Dec ’11 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves* (MAB/BLW)

(Mar ’12: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

Due to an unfortunate conflict in staff commitments it was, exceptionally, necessary to split the 2012 Third form T/S performances as indicated below:

Mar ’12 Third form Theatre Studies evening I (JP)

May ’12 Third form Theatre Studies evening II (JP)

Dec ’12 The Recruiting Officer (JP)

Jan’13 Battle of the Bands

Feb ’13 Just The Three Of Us (JP)

(Mar ’13: AS/A2 practical work preview) (JP)

Mar ’13 “Two” (AJS) Performed in the Twigg Studio

Jun ’13 Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Lower school production. CLP)

Jul ’13 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (JP)

Nov ’13 ‘Grease’ (CLP/HF et.al.)*

Feb ’14 Spring Concert (HF)

Feb ’14 A Handbag. (Sixth form production. CLP)

(Mar ’14: AS/A2 practical work preview) (CLP)

Jun ’14 Third form Theatre Studies evenings. (CLP) cont . . .

Jun ’14 Junior Drama Club showcase evening. (HGB)

(Oct ’14: Fifth form practical work preview) (CLP)

Nov ’14 Welcome To Thebes (Upper school production. CLP/HGB)

Feb ’15 Spring Concert

(Feb ’15: AS/A2 practical work preview) (CLP)

Mar ’15 The Great War Revue (AJS)

Apr ’15 Third form Theatre Studies evenings (CLP)

May ’15 Fourth form Theatre Studies showcase (HGB/AL)

Jul ’15 Gizmo (lower school production) (HGB)

(Nov ’15 GCSE practical work preview) (HGB)

Nov ’15 Hiawatha (School production by Director-in-residence Jeremy James Taylor)

Dec ’15 12 Angry Men (AJS) Performed in the Twigg studio

Jan ’16 Curtain Call (musical production organised by Sixth form students)

Jan ’16 Battle of the Bands (talent contest)

Jan ’16 Heritage (Sixth form play) (HGH)

(Feb ’16 AS/A2 practical work preview) (HGH)

Feb ’16 The Golden Masque of Agamemnon (JMM)

Feb ’16 Spring Concert

(Mar ’16 GCSE practical work preview) (HGH)

Jun ’16 Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (HGH/SJB)

Feb '17 The Ash Girl (Scholar Play) (HKA)

May '17 Grimm Tales (Third Year Production) (CT)

NJM. Theatre technician. Jul’16.