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EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY A PART

Drama

Whether you want to turn your hand to performing in our full-scale biannual productions or would prefer to work as part of our backstage crew, there are many opportunities to develop your skills, confidence and abilities.

Each year, at least two full-scale productions are staged - a Senior Production in the Autumn Term and a Junior Production in the Summer Term. The productions are always delivered to an exceptionally high standard and encourage girls from across the School to work together. This helps students to develop their teamwork skills, professionalism and artistic excellence. Recent productions have included Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson and Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale which was commended on Twitter by the playwright herself.

QM’s stage crew welcomes those who want to learn the ropes and get involved behind the scenes with props, hair, make-up, lighting, costumes, cues and set management. By being a part of the stage crew, students grow in maturity, learn about personal responsibility, develop teamwork skills and demonstrate their ability to work independently, performing complex tasks to a high standard.

With outstanding facilities including the state-of-the-art Chapman Theatre, sound and lighting systems and carpenters’ workshop, Drama at QM is an outstanding opportunity for all and everyone is welcome to play a part.

Drama Activities

Drama Lesson Tuition

Delivered by qualified LAMDA teachers, students take part in ten lessons each term. This culminates with girls completing a performance examination to an external examiner. Lessons are available on an individual or group basis at an additional charge.

LAMDA

Private LAMDA speech and Drama lessons are available at an additional charge and these lead to examinations set by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Encouraging students who want to stretch themselves further, these lessons build confidence, perfects elocution and stretches their physical creativity. LAMDA students meet weekly to develop their communication skills and prepare for an eventual examination in their chosen area. Lessons are tailored to the student’s individual needs, focussing on supporting and strengthening communication skills and confidence. Succeeding in a LAMDA examination demonstrates, not only that students have met rigorous assessment criteria in a particular discipline, but also that they have grown as individuals through participating in a worthwhile activity that is respected internationally.

Drama Scholars


Taking up such an active role within the department, Scholars develop skills in performance, teamwork, creativity and independence whilst gaining a greater understanding of artistic practices and theatre management.

Drama Outreach

The School recently welcomed the Biddick Academy who were studying Blue Stockings for their GCSE. The students watched the show and were encouraged to explore the set and themes in greater depth by trying on the costumes and performing on the stage.

The Drama Teachers’ Working Party is a termly meeting for Drama Teachers from schools across Yorkshire. The group meet to discuss examination specifications, lead workshop ideas, develop resources and share good practice.

Continually developing a strong relationship with Primary Schools across North Yorkshire, students are regularly invited to attend matinee performances of QM’s stage shows. This is a good opportunity to see the calibre of students and the professionalism of the productions staged at QM.

Encouraging students who want to stretch themselves further, these lessons build confidence, perfect elocution and stretches their physical creativity. LAMDA students meet weekly to develop their communication skills and prepare for an eventual examination in their chosen area. Lessons are tailored to the student’s individual needs, focussing on supporting and strengthening communication skills and confidence. Succeeding in a LAMDA examination demonstrates, not only that students have met rigorous assessment criteria in a particular discipline, but also that they have grown as individuals through participating in a worthwhile activity that is respected internationally.

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It is vital to be able to work well in a team as theatre making is a collaborative process.

QM Girl

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