Junior Drama Club performs at local schools

Junior Drama ClubThis term, our Junior Drama Club girls have been working on small pieces of Children’s Theatre, inspired by stories from the BBC’s '500 Words' competition. The girls have performed at two local schools, St Margaret's Preparatory School and Holy Trinity Primary School, Calne, and have thrived in front of the young audiences.

St Mary's Drama Students perform for Primary School Pupils

drama performanceThe St Mary's UV (Year 11) Drama group fused Drama with learning on 4th December, when they visited Colerne Primary School to perform their TIE (Theatre In Education) plays. The class had spent a month devising 10-minute pieces with an appropriate moral message, each based on fairy or folk tales.

Thirsty work for our GCSE and A Level Drama students

Drama WorkshopOn 7th November, the GCSE and A Level Drama students went to see The Paper Birds’ performance of their piece Thirsty, a play which discusses our attitudes towards drinking in Britain. This was followed by a workshop on 12th November about how the piece was made.

Scholars' Play Weekend is a great success

Drama Scholars Play WeekendThis year has seen the introduction of the Scholars' Play weekend, for our Drama Scholars and Ambassadors from each year group to meet and be creative. The weekend was focused on creating a piece of immersive theatre which travelled around the school, with each separate audience having a unique experience of the play.  

Stunning Production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Midsummer Night's DreamThe Delscey Burns Theatre played host to buzzing electric fairies in the week before Half Term.  They were part of the school's production of Shakespeare's classic magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which played on the Thursday and Friday after a rapturous, packed dress rehearsal the night before.

Spectacular Junior Production of 'His Dark Materials'

His Dark MaterialsHis Dark Materials, this year's visually spectacular Junior Play, was performed by LIV and MIV (Years 7 and 8) on 28th and 29th June in the theatre. The script by Nicholas Wright, originally staged at The National Theatre, is based on the epic trilogy of novels by Philip Pullman.

GCSE and A Level Drama students perform devised pieces

Drama PerformanceOn Thursday 3rd May, our LV and LVI students performed their GCSE and A Level devised pieces for an invited audience. 

Drama students enjoy an outstanding production of 'Giant'

Giant Theatre Trip On Thursday 19th April, students of GCSE and A Level Drama took a trip to the theatre in Chipping Norton to see a production of Giant by Zoo Co Theatre Company.

Girls stage superb production at Egg Theatre, Bath

Four on TourOn 19th March, our UIV (Year 9) girls took part in the annual 'Four on Tour' production at the Egg Theatre in Bath. This year, they performed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

'Looking for Mummy' raises awareness for Nazanin

Looking for MummySixth Form Drama Scholars, Alicia and Jemima, were involved in bringing Howell Productions' performance of Looking for Mummy to the Delscey Burns Theatre at St Mary's Calne on 8th March.

Superb showcase of 'Dancing Delights and Dramatic Debauchery!'

Drama and Dance ShowcaseOn Friday 2nd March students from LIV and MIV Form (Years 7 and 8), along with selected UIV (Year 9) students, took part in a Roald Dahl inspired showcase in the Delscey Burns Theatre. Students, staff and some brave parents battled the snow to come and share our evening of 'Dancing Delights and Dramatic Debauchery!'

Drama students perform scripted exams with flair

GCSE level examOn Friday 2nd February the UV GCSE and UVI A Level Drama students completed their scripted performance exams in the theatre.

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