The department offers four or five full-scale productions each year in addition to smaller-scale performances. The junior production takes place in the Trinity term and all students in the 4s and U4 are encouraged to audition. The L4s have their own production, which is rehearsed during lesson time in the Michaelmas term and performed at the start of the Lent term. Recent productions have included The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
There are two junior drama clubs (Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning). Both clubs are run on a “drop-in” basis so students can attend as and when they wish. Speech and drama lessons Private lessons in speech and drama are a very popular option (currently approximately 180 students participate). We offer two courses – the Trinity Guildhall syllabus and RADA Shakespeare certificate. The higher levels of the Trinity Guildhall grades attract UCAS points. Junior students are usually taught in small groups, although requests for individual lessons can sometimes be accommodated, timetables permitting.
There are also numerous opportunities to participate in other drama activities such as:
- Performances in Chapel and assemblies
- Participation in ‘Fun Day’ and Open Morning activities
- Performances in various drama showcase evenings
- Participation in local arts festivals such as; Woodley Festival of Music and Drama and Marlow Arts Festival