At RHS, drama is fully embraced and encouraged to foster creativity and self-expression.
Drama lessons form part of the Lower School curriculum and drama is offered as an academic subject at GCSE.
A FULL PROGRAMME OF PRODUCTIONS
Drama productions are often combined with the work of the Music Department and there is a full programme of productions each year, which may include a musical, a whole-school or junior play and inter-house drama competitions, all of which are enthusiastically supported. Off-stage there are many opportunities to get involved with costumes, lighting and scenery, and there are regular visits to professional productions locally and in the West End.
Speech and Drama lessons are also provided during lunchtime breaks, after school and other free periods, during which pupils are prepared for LAMDA, Trinity Guildhall and English Speaking Board examinations, as well as informal performance events. Senior pupils may also gain grades that count towards UCAS points.
BALLET, POP, CLASSICAL, MODERN, TRADITIONAL SPANISH AND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
Many pupils take part in dance sessions, working towards school and public performances and choreography in whole-school musical productions. Genres studied include ballet, pop, classical, modern, traditional Spanish and Scottish country dancing.
RHS drama performances
The most fabulous operatic performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ wowed its audience last weekend.
Last week’s triumphantly joyous production of ‘Me and My Girl’ was a great showcase and celebration of the dramatic and musical talent at RHS.
The Great Gatsby was the first student led performance in some time. Pupils Jaz Skingle and Gen Agyemang-Badu, both Yr13, decided to bring more drama to RHS and gather a group of other students to produce the show.
Head of School, Jaz S has written, cast and directed her first play Ghost Therapy which will be performed at the Colchester Fringe