Drama

Head of Department: Philippa Gibson -

Drama is an important activity at Saint Ronan’s and adds to the personal development of the children, as well as enriching their approach to collaboration, performance skills and literacy. With an emphasis on fun, we aim to foster an enthusiasm for Drama and public performance and to that end we offer a number of opportunities for pupils to perform throughout the year, as well as weekly Drama lessons for Years 3, 4 and 5.

In Drama lessons, pupils gain in confidence and develop listening, speaking and improvisation skills. Their awareness of others and ability to co-operate is enhance, and they are able to carry their creative ideas through into action in a process of co-operation, performance and review. Amongst other things, pupils learn techniques such as still-imaging, thought-tracking, improvisation, and devise their own work using these skills.

We are thrilled to be back together again, and this year have successfully produced Twelfth Night for the Coram Shakespeare Film Festival (a national festival which showcases work from around the country). The children of year 5 and 6 have performed a wonderful production of Beauty and the Beast with Frances Yonge (our musical director) back in the fold, after two years absence. This summer we are looking forward to an outdoor production from Year 3 and Year 4 will perform ‘Squids Will Be Squids’ an adaptation of modern fables.

Productions

Beauty and the Beast (Spring 2022)
Twelfth Night (Coram Shakespeare Film Festival) (November 2021)
March 2021 Year 3 performed excerpts from Roald Dahl stories
The Jungle Book (Spring 2020)
The Tempest (Summer 2019)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Spring 2019)
The Lion King (Spring 2018)
The Lorax (Summer 2018)
Hansel and Gretel (Summer 2017)
Mulan (Spring 2017)
Macbeth (Summer 2016)
Into the Woods (Spring 2016)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Summer 2015)
Wizard of Oz (Spring 2015)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Summer 2014)
Bugsy Malone (Spring 2014)
Cinders (Autumn 2013)
Much Ado About Nothing (Summer 2013)
Oliver (Spring 2013)
Hood (Autumn 2012)
Aladdin (Spring 2012)
Romeo and Juliet (Autumn 2011)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Summer 2011)
Joseph (Spring 2011)

Watch our Drama video below