Drama classes are kept to a small size of 10-16, with children all from the same year group. This means all our teachers know all our children.
The classes are run on a two year cycle:-
One Year - Mini Productions. Each class performs their own play at the Brentwood Theatre. In 2015 we performed 17 mini productions.
- Examinations with LAMDA. Younger ones take the Speaking of Verse and Prose. This helps to improve confidence, expression, dictation and projection. Older students taking Acting exams. These develop acting skills such as characterisation, reactions, emotional breathing and body language.
Next Year - Camera Work. Each class makes their own mini film. Children learn the art of acting in front of a camera, where nothing is missed.
- Bi-Annual Production. This take place at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre. It will usually be a Musical Theatre Production and involve aspects of Acting, Singing and Dancing.
For those who want more, students also get the chance to take part in 'extra curricular activities'. In 2014 we performed our first Flash Mob in Brentwood Town Centre. It was such a success we then repeated it at the Billericay Christmas Markets. See our video on our homepage. We also hold various workshops throughout the year see. (See Workshops)
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
This is a bigger class, mixing children from age 7-18. The children buzz with excitement, singing, dancing and acting as we move from one project to the next. Students have been involved in showcases, productions, exams and charity events. They have performed in various venues from The Fold to Her Majesty's Thetare, London. They also get the opportunity to make their own CD at a recording studio.