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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

Lower Sixth actors superb in Berkoff's Greek

The Hurst production of Steven Berkoff’s Greek delivered one of the most energy-fizzing pieces of physical theatre ever to feature in the drama studio.

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A2 students perform Diane Samuels' Kindertransport

Diane Samuels’ deeply moving WW2 play, Kindertransport, has established itself as a modern classic and for some members of the UVI their performance of this harrowing and fascinating story was their last opportunity to tread the boards at the College.

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