Drama and film are thriving at Abingdon. We are one of only a few schools that has its own Film Unit, the AFU, which has produced well over 100 short films many of which have won awards.
Each year-group has the opportunity to be involved in an extra-curricular drama production every year. In recent years we have tackled everything from Shakespeare to new pieces specially commissioned for the school. We are very lucky to have the support of a full time technical and design team, who help our talented actors produce first-rate productions at all levels of the school. We collaborate with our neighbouring girls’ school St Helen and St Katharine on most of our senior drama productions, which often feature large-scale musicals.
Besides our Lower, Middle and Senior School productions there are plenty of related clubs and activities to get involved with. See examples below.
Recent productions include:
- 2019: Futures
- 2017: Black River Bridge
- 2016: Treasure Island
(Both of the above specially commissioned for the school, written and adapted by Andy Cargill)
- 2015: Calamaties: A Sketch Show
- 2018: Lord of the Flies
- 2017: B12: A School Story
- 2016: And Then There Weren’t Any Left
(The above was specially commissioned for the school, written by OA Edward Rowett)
- 2015: Brainstorm
- 2019: Loserville
- 2018: Fiddler on the Roof (@ SHSK), A Matter of Life and Death
- 2017: London Road, Much Ado About Nothing (@ SHSK)
- 2016: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Anything Goes (@ SHSK)
- 2015: Les Miserables