Drama at Sponne is a vibrant, colourful and swiftly growing department with a recognition for excellence that extends beyond the school to both county and national level. Drama is offered at all key stages and in addition to the thriving GCSE Drama and A-Level Theatre Studies courses on offer at Sponne, students have the opportunity to engage in a number of extracurricular activities and programmes.
We run both a junior and senior Drama Club weekly at the school which attracts a wide variety of students who simply enjoy the community drama creates and have fun developing and creating theatre. Two Drama Club productions have already taken place at Sponne with a very successful pantomime and Christmas show and more are to follow!
We run the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art acting exam syllabus at Sponne for students who wish to take their acting to a higher level. This extremely popular programme caters to a wide range of talented students and we are proud to have one of the most successful private centres in the County.
But Drama at Sponne is probably best known for our shows, and in particular our Musicals in close collaboration with the Music and Art departments. We are extremely proud of the professionalism and level these productions achieve which culminated in last year’s outstanding production of Les Miserables, which was favourably compared by members of the London cast to their own show!
As well as numerous theatre trips and visits, we also have a number of long-standing relationships with professional bodies and as part of our Music speciality, Drama has been pleased to run workshops that include a Musical Theatre day which this year ran with members of the London cast of Matilda and a devising workshop with third-year acting students from Northampton University.
Regardless of your experience or confidence, Drama at Sponne provides an environment in which you can explore, have fun and thrive.