Drama at Warwick School has exceptional range and is pursued with relish and conviction by large numbers of boys. Drama is taught to all boys in Year 7 and 8 for 70 minutes each week, and in Year 9 a thriving option group of 80 takes the subject further. GCSE and AS/A2 groups are thriving, the latter enjoying consortium arrangements with our sister school King’s High.
Each year we produce up to 20 different productions and theatrical events centred around the magnificent Bridge House Theatre. Boys have many opportunities to take part in weekly workshops, perform or play a role within production support (backstage, technical or design). There are slots in the programme each year for the boys to direct and produce their own plays, managing budget and design as an independent company. Alongside masterclasses, residencies from companies such as Frantic Assembly, festival productions and individual casting opportunities, we aim to inspire the boys to enjoy as diverse and broad a range of experiences in drama as possible, and supplement their ‘in School’ productions. In April 2012 our Youth Theatre company (Foundations) went on tour in Canada, performing ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ to audiences in schools in the Toronto region.
Below is the Drama Review 2011 - 2012.