West Side Story

Drama Extra Curricular Activities

KS3 Drama Festival

Students at KS3 are offered the chance to attend a weekly drama club in their respective year group. From the beginning of the spring term, students will start to prepare for a performance, open to parents. In May 2014, students from year 8 performed scenes from plays they had studied in English: Willy Russell’s Our Day Out; Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, whilst students from year 9 performed a creative adaptation of The Railway Children.

Past performances include: An Evening of Shakespeare (May 2013); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (May 2012) and Fantastic Mr Fox (May 2010).

Musical Theatre

Here at St. Peter’s, we are very proud of our past Musical Theatre productions. The Performing Arts Department aim to deliver a whole school production annually, involving students from years 8 to 13. Auditions, casting and rehearsals start in the spring term in order to prepare for performance in October. A demanding schedule, students have to be dedicated and enthusiastic about both music and drama to take part as rehearsals take place at lunch times, after school and during the school holidays. However, the outcome is incredibly rewarding for all those involved!

Past performances include: West Side Story (October 2013), Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (October 2012) and Grease (October 2011)

Coming in October 2014: The Phantom of the Opera 

 Senior Drama Production

Historically, students studying Drama and Theatre Studies in the sixth form have been offered the opportunity to perform in a Senior Drama Production. Traditionally, we have chosen plays from the AQA syllabus that the students are studying for their written exam.

Successful past performances include: The Trial (November 2012); Playhouse Creatures (November 2011) and Tartuffe (November 2009)

Coming in December 2014: Pride and Prejudice