Sixth Form




Theatre Studies and Drama

Director of Drama – Nicholas Beeby

Sixth Formers are major players in the school’s many drama productions as actors, scenery designers, sound and lighting engineers and they also direct some of the year’s key productions. They mastermind every aspect of the annual production of the School Shakespeare Society (a society older, even, than the Royal Shakespeare Company) and combine with musicians to mount the annual school musical, which always plays to packed houses.

In their final year, the Upper Sixth also direct, produce and act in their own ‘valedictory performance’ – always a great piece of theatre.

Drama has always been a great Hurst strength and the College has two theatres of its own - the large Bury Theatre and the smaller and more intimate Drama Studio (opened by Simon Russell Beale) which can be re-configured to enable almost any play to be staged successfully.


Drama and Theatre Studies- Latest News





The heat is on in Saigon

It has been some years since Hurst put on a musical by Boublil and Schönberg  (namely Les Misérables in 2007) but Miss Saigon (school edition) has certainly been worth the wait.

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The Grass is Greener

"Are you happy? I know I’m not. Let me be your slave." Not a line you hear every day but one intended to summarise the artistic dilemma at the heart of Horatio Gould’s The Grass is Greener.

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