Drama at Elizabeth College continues to grow from strength to strength and remains a hugely popular activity. A number of productions are staged on an annual basis and have ranged from the classic ‘Journey’s End’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Importance of being Earnest’, through to the hugely entertaining family favourites ‘Oliver’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
All students at College are given the opportunity to audition and if the acting side doesn’t appeal, helping with the technical aspects of a show can be equally rewarding. Meanwhile, for those interested in artistic design, drama also enables skills in programme and ticket design to be realised.
Drama at College enables boys from different year groups to mix in an informal atmosphere and develop friendships that might not otherwise have materialised. For the older students, it is an opportunity to lead and inspire their younger peers and show the skills of negotiation and independence that College strives to instil. Furthermore, some productions enable the College to link with Ladies’ College or Blanchelande, which once again encourages wider friendships to be developed, many of which continue to blossom post-production.
Cast and crew alike gain a tremendous amount from participating in drama and each and every production is a test of our pupils’ artistic ability and their desire to be part of a dynamic and exciting part of College life.
The last College production was a commemoratory performance of 'Blackadder' in March 2013 for the 450th anniversary.