Everyone who wants to has an opportunity to perform at Abingdon Prep. In a typical school year there are seven productions across all age groups. These range from the Pre-Prep Nativity to the Senior Section performing a musical or play which is staged at Abingdon School’s Amey Theatre with a full cast and musicians.
Recent productions have included Smike, Joseph Oliver! and Animal Farm in the Senior Section, Daniel and the Lions’ Den and Dragon Days in the Junior Section and A Miracle in Town for Pre-prep. The Middle Section enjoy soirees based around drama and music, exploring performance poetry, Shakespeare and comedy sketches.
Pupils from Reception to Year 6 are also taught drama as part of the academic curriculum and senior pupils have weekly performing arts lessons combining music and drama.
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Centre Stage Drama
Centre Stage Drama Club is for Year 5-6. Over the term, pupils are given the opportunity to further develop their drama skills by working on short plays and scenes as well as extending their improvisational skills in a more in-depth way. Emphasis is on working collaboratively and developing confidence alongside having fun.
Encore Drama Club
Encore Drama Club alternates each term between Year 3-4 and Year 5-6.
In the Year 3-4 club pupils are given the chance to play a range of drama games, work on improvisational skills and experience working on short sketches. In the Year 5-6 club pupils are given the opportunity to further develop their drama skills by working on short plays and scenes and extending their improvisational skills in a more in-depth way. Emphasis is on working collaboratively and developing confidence alongside having fun.
Les Histoires Dramatiques
Come along and listen to your favourite stories in French before playing Drama games based around them!
Senior Drama Club
The Senior Drama Club is for Year 7-8. Over the term, pupils are given the opportunity to experiment with improvisational skills using published scripts from playwrights such as Shakespeare and his more modern contemporaries. This club is suitable for anyone interested in Drama as well as for those who are considering auditioning for a part in the Senior Production.