Drama at Wetherby Senior School is taught to all boys from years 7-9 for one period per week.  It is an option subject for both GCSE and A Level from September 2016.

The Department offers LAMDA tuition and also runs weekly Drama Clubs.  The department puts on numerous performances throughout the year.

teaching and learning

Boys in years 7-9 focus on developing their confidence and acting skills through a range of topics including Physical Theatre, Silent Movies, Commedia Dell’arte and Soap Opera as well as learning about the History of Theatre and the work of famous practitioners such as Artaud, Brecht and Shakespeare.

The Department will be expanding in September 2016 with the addition of a highly experienced Head of Drama who will lead the new specification GCSE and A Level course as well as help to develop the Performing Arts Faculty in these critical first few years.

the co-curriculum

The Drama Department is proud to offer the popular Year 7 and Year 9 Drama Clubs who will be showcasing their work in the School Theatre in April 2016 alongside some of the best work produced in lessons.

The first whole school musical is scheduled to take place in February 2017 and this will probably be performed in a West End Theatre allowing the students the opportunity to put on a professional production and learn about sound, lighting and stage management.