Age 4-18 Years
Drama classes are kept to a small size of approximately 10-16, with children all from the same year group. This allows children to meet others from different schools of the same age, our teachers to really know the children and everyone have the chance to shine.
The classes are run on a two year cycle and involve:-
Mini Productions. Each class performs their own play at the Brentwood Theatre.
The Production. This takes place at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre and involves the whole school working together. It will involve aspects of Acting, Singing and Dancing. Previous shows have included Oliver, Oklahoma, Bugsy Malone . Aladdin and Annie.
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.
Camera Work. Each class makes their own mini film. Children learn the art of acting in front of a camera, where nothing is missed.
Immersive Theatre . This is where parents and siblings not only get to view their children’s work but also take part in the performance , moving round the Fold into different scenes. For example Alice in Wonderland and a Murder Mystery
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 and have been there ever since. We also hold various workshops throughout the year.
Musical Theatre Classes
Ages 4-18 years
These tend to be bigger classes, mixing year groups from ages 4 – 11 and 12 – 18. The children buzz with excitement, singing, dancing and acting as we move from one project to the next. There is no set timetable of events .
Students have been involved in:-
Mini showcases. Each class has their own performance which ranges from Musical Theatre Through the Ages to Songs they would never get to sing. These take place at the Brentwood Theatre or the Canon Roche Hall where are able to be creative with the performance space . For example perform Traverse Theatre where the audience are sat either side of the performers
Musical Theatre Productions. All Musical Theatre Groups working together on shows such as Hairspray and High School Musical. These take place at various different theatres.
Charity Events. A fun packed evening of entertainment to raise money for a good cause and particularly local charities such as Snap .
LAMDA Examinations. These are taken both in groups and individually.
CD Recordings. A chance to go to a recording studio and make a CD.
Performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End.
Playhouse- pre-school drama and musical theatre
Fun, but structured sessions in a nurturing, safe and happy environment.
We will ignite their imaginations through Drama and Musical Theatre, focusing on story telling, poetry, nursery rhymes, movement, games, singing and dancing.
Our Playhouse group is all about having fun, building confidence, improving social and communication skills, being creative, working and growing together- skills that are vital in ensuring little minds are ready and prepared for Big School.