Team spirit is not only a requirement on the sports field: drama is the ultimate team game. Education is all about gaining self-confidence, and there are few ways better than standing on stage to develop that key quality in life. Above all, drama at King's allows pupils to express themselves and identify imaginatively with other people and different situations. Best of all, it is always great fun.
Performing arts such as dance and drama promote a sense of confidence, self-reliance, co-ordination and poise. They also provide great enjoyment and pride in achievement.
King's has established a national reputation for its outstanding productions. With 200 pupils involved in the filming of 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince', it is hardly surprising that Drama thrives.
Highlights of the last decade include an acclaimed version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Gloucester Cathedral, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'King Lear', 'The Tempest', 'The Wind in the Willows', and spectacular musicals as diverse as 'Oliver', 'Kiss Me Kate', 'The Mikado', 'Joseph' and 'The Merchant of Venice.' Our major productions are combined with House Drama Competitions, a very popular Saturday Morning Stage School, and GCSE Drama and A level Theatre Studies.
Whilst competition for lead roles is fierce, a huge proportion of the school is actively and excitedly involved in drama in one way or another, often alongside many other rewarding extra-curricular opportunities.
"King's has given me the experience and confidence to believe that I can be the actor I dream of being and succeed in a very tough profession"
(Silas has moved on to the famous Rose Bruford Drama School
and is enjoying the start of his acting career)