It’s been a busy first week for drama, with a wide range of exciting performances and activities. On Monday 11 September, we welcomed Dr Clare Finburgh, from Goldsmiths University of London, for the first academic lecture of the year. Her lecture was well-received and generated some very thought-provoking questions.
This followed with the first read through of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with the director and cast – a joint production with students from both Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School. The male cast were then put through their paces at a professional and exhilarating fight workshop led by fight director and actor, Richard Mann.
Remove Form GCSE drama students enjoyed a taste of Gothic drama, when they headed to London to see ‘A Women in Black’ at the Fortune Theatre on Thursday 14 September. The students were lucky enough to have a ‘creating suspense on stage’ workshop on the Fortune stage with one of the actors from the show.
Head of Academic Drama, Antoinette Keylock commented, “It has been a very busy, wonderful start to the academic year. The Quarry Theatre has been full of rehearsals, workshops and lectures, and I have been delighted to see so many boys getting involved!”