Co-curricular Drama at Wellington School gives students the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills within a fun and engaging environment.
Every student at Wellington will have the opportunity to get up on stage at some point within their time at the School. They will also have the chance to take part in the more technical side of theatre and the stage crew form an important part of every production that we put on here.
Our aim is to always give students a professional yet supportive environment to develop as actors. Rehearsals are collaborative and student input is encouraged.
At Wellington, there is not “The Drama Crowd” - we encourage pupils from all sections of the School to get involved, and have seen the captain of the rugby team take a lead role in a musical, academic scholars dancing and cricket fanatics on the stage – everyone has a chance to get involved.
Alongside the School Productions we also offer LAMDA tuition and this takes place on a Saturday morning and during lunch times within the school week. Over the course of this year we have received some of our best LAMDA results with a large majority of students gaining a distinction. The popularity of LAMDA continues to grow and we now have over 60 students that have taken an examination this year.
We also look to encourage students to develop their own work and creatively engage with each other. We do this in the form of a Drama Club and students prepare for an end of term showcase which gives them an opportunity to share their work with each other and an audience. In addition, there is a Tech Club for those pupils whose interest lies away from performance.
Drama at Wellington has a history of high quality performances and a number of students have gone on to study Drama at University and pursue a career in theatre. We look to provide a platform that allows students to achieve to the best of their ability, alongside an ethos that encourages mass participation.
Some of our illustrious alumni who have excelled in the world of the professional theatre include David Suchet (Poirot), Carly Bawden (My Fair Lady and Evita), Eddie Brown (The Ghost Hunter) and internationally acclaimed lighting designer David Bishop (Queen's Jubilee Concerts, Live Earth, The Royal Variety Performance and Children In Need to name a few).