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Wrekin College

DRAMA

Our purpose-built theatre regularly hosts exceptional drama involving pupils of all ages. Every year there is at least one school play (recent examples include Hamlet, Twelfth Night and The Crucible), and a Sixth Form play (eg The Duchess of Malfi, Hayfever and the ebullient Dinner for Idiots, which saw the theatre and its surroundings turned into a Parisian café scene).  

There are also plenty of opportunities for our younger actors, including the House drama competitions for First and Third Forms. Organised by members of the Lower Sixth, these give every junior pupil a chance to tread the boards, and senior pupils the scope to try their hands at direction – and at managing excited youngsters.

A great strength of Wrekin productions is the close collaboration between the Art, Music and Drama departments: our enthusiastic audiences can attest to the extremely high quality of singing and set design as well as acting. Many pupils are drawn in to help backstage, with stage management, art work, lighting and sound, often developing tremendous technical skills by the time they leave.

The photographs below show magical productions of A Midwinter Night's Dream and Aladdin.