Drama News

Edinburgh Fringe Success

Thursday 12 September 2019
In August, a number of boys travelled to Edinburgh to take part in the Fringe Festival. More...

The Real Inspector Hound

Monday 1 July 2019
Last week, eight L6 boys and girls from Abingdon and St Helen's staged the one-act play "The Real Inspector Hound" in one of Abingdon's studio spaces. More...


Wednesday 29 May 2019
Last week, 28 lower school pupils gave two performances of a play they had largely devised themselves called Futures. More...

Kit Young Workshop

Monday 11 February 2019
Having just finished playing Malcolm in Macbeth at the Globe, OA actor Kit Young came back to Abingdon to do a masterclass on rehearsing monologues for performance as preparation for their Component 2 monologue exams in March. More...


Monday 11 February 2019
A 42-strong cast of Abingdon and St Helen’s pupils performed the smash hit musical Loserville, written by Elliot Davis and, James Bourne, of the band Busted. More...

Government Inspector

Friday 8 February 2019
The joint senior production of ‘Government Inspector’ fused its comedic charm with modern undertones bringing to life Nikolai Gogol’s classic play. More...

Lord of the Flies

Tuesday 4 December 2018
Our middle school boys have been hard at work this term, creating a highly stylised production of Lord of the Flies.  More...

Loserville cast take a masterclass from EastEnders actor Aaron Sidwell

Thursday 29 November 2018
The cast of Abingdon and St Helen’s joint production of Loserville was very lucky to have a masterclass with actor Aaron Sidwell, who played lead character Michael Dork in the original production. More...

Abingdon and the Great War

Friday 9 November 2018
Abingdon and the Great War, presented by six senior drama students on the eve of the School's Remembrance Day ceremonies, told the story of the Abingdon School community during World War 1. More...

Drama News

Tuesday 6 November 2018
We have two exciting drama productions to look forward to. More...

Hats off to our GCSE Drama students!

Monday 12 March 2018
It may look like a police line-up but in fact it’s a set of mugshots that were taken as part of the new GCSE Drama performance exam that took place in the Abingdon Drama Studio last Friday. More...

Fiddler on the Roof

Tuesday 6 February 2018
The third of three senior productions this term took place at St Helen's last week. More...

Before Sunrise

Thursday 1 February 2018
‘Before Sunrise’ is a 1995 Richard Linklater film. Adapted for the stage and directed with great skill by OA Ash Verjee, this was a thoroughly charming production staged at the St Helen’s Studio Theatre. More...

A Matter of Life and Death

Tuesday 30 January 2018
The first of this term’s two joint senior drama productions took place in the Amey Theatre last week. More...

Lower School and Third Year Productions

Monday 4 December 2017
Members of Lower School and the Third Year presented two specially commissioned plays to great acclaim in the Amey Theatre on Thursday and Friday last week. More...

Exciting Drama Opportunities for 2017/18

Monday 2 October 2017
A challenging and diverse range of productions are being offered by the drama department over the course of this school year with six shows set to take place. More...

One Day Film School

One Day Film School

Friday 23 June 2017
Lower school boys today took part in the One Day Film School. More...

Two truths and lie

L6 Drama and Theatre students devise four new plays

Wednesday 24 May 2017
This time of year sees many drama students switching attention from the stage to the page as exams kick in, but L6th A Level students have been active recently creating four new plays for audiences in the St Helen's studio theatre. More...

Success for OA Actor

Sunday 12 February 2017
Congratulations to 2013 OA and RADA final year acting student Chris (now Kit) Young whose performance in the first UK production of Blues for an Alabama Sky has impressed the Guardian's theatre reviewer. More...

London Road

London Road

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Last week, senior pupils from Abingdon and St Helen's staged Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork's musical London Road in the Amey Theatre to great acclaim. More...

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