Drama is for everyone at Hurst, pupils can perform, work backstage, operate the lighting and sound system, or design and create scenery.

    LAMDA examinations

    Pupils can study for London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams under the supervision of our specialist teaching team.


    Co-curricular opportunities offered by the Drama department are extensive with Drama Clubs in the form of rehearsals for the many productions on offer, as well as professional masterclasses including stage combat and radio drama.  Pupils are encouraged to take the initiative in managing and directing their own productions.


    The Drama department stages more than 20 productions each academic year. Performances range from large-scale musicals, with a professional orchestra, to small-scale scripted and devised plays. All of our productions offer students the opportunity to act, provide technical support or direct.

    Recent musicals have included:

    • Chess
    • "13"
    • Phantom of the Opera

    From November 10th 2018, Drama productions will be held in the New Bury Theatre, as well as the Drama Studio. Occasionally Hurst productions are also taken off-site and on tour.

    House Film Competition

    In the Lent term, the Drama department organises a House Film Competition, where pupils work with those in their house to write, direct and film an original screenplay under the supervision of industry professionals. This is one of the highlights of the school year.

    The winning House film in 2017 - One of Us by Phoenix

    Do Keep Up! by Woodard

    Clive Westwood by Crescent

    Can Do! by Fleur

    Refuge by Star

    Eagals by Eagle

    A Sweet Deal by Red Cross

    Planel Hurst by Chevron

    Be Your Own Beauty by Pelican

    Look Closer by Shield

    St. Martrinians by Martlet

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