Drama Taking Centre Stage

Mar 20, 2024

GCSE and A-Level Drama pupils took centre stage showcasing their exceptional talent, presenting their examination ‘Performance from Text’ pieces in front of a live audience and visiting examiner, in their respective year groups, over two consecutive nights.

There were thirteen performances from our Fifth Form GCSE Drama candidates, which included monologues, duologues, and group work. These were taken from extracts written by contemporary playwrights, which allowed pupils to create some wonderfully detailed characterisations. It was a very entertaining evening, showcasing some truly excellent performances, teamwork and creativity. The candidates now await their results from the examiner, which they will receive in August.


The following night, our Upper Sixth dramatists presented a monologue and a group piece in their ‘Text in Performance’ practical examination. Jasmine (Gascoigne) performed a hilarious piece from Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions: A Talk in the Park for her monologue, and Bella (Vanburgh) gave a heartfelt portrayal of Valerie from Road by Jim Cartwright. The group gave superb performances in their darkly comic piece, Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood, ably supported by Tom (OC 2022, Swift), which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

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