The biggest event in our Drama year is the whole school musical with recent productions of Bring It On, Cats, Sister Act and The Sound of Music still echoing through our corridors. Girls from the Second Year through to the Upper Sixth are involved in all disciplines of the Performing Arts including acting, singing and dance. We employ a freelance choreographer to devise dance sequences, musical numbers are directed by the Director of Music and characterisation by the Director of Drama. We are also very fortunate to have an extremely talented Technical Manager at St George's who works with a big team of the girls to provide the backstage operation, working on lighting, sound, set construction, stage management and hair and makeup design.
There are many opportunities to be involved in smaller scale performance throughout the school. Our First Years perform a pantomime at Christmas and performance is built into the Second Year Drama curriculum. Our Third Years work closely with our Theatre Director in Residence on sketches and extracts from a range of classical and contemporary work. Pupils from Fourth Year and above can audition for a part in the Senior Play, performing diverse range of work from Shakespeare to more challenging contemporary pieces. Our GCSE and A Level pupils benefit from the incredible resources we have at our disposal and are able to create performances that closely mirror cutting edge trends in broader theatre.