House Drama 2023

Published 10 May 2023

Last Thursday, it was the return of House Drama. This annual competition sees the Houses battle it out to impress a packed school hall audience with their theatre productions. In the judge’s chair was Harry Warren, Careers in the Arts Coordinator – The Watermill Theatre & Corn Exchange Newbury.

This year, Curnock sought to impress with ‘Amber Intrigue’, a mystical adventure and retelling of folk tales. Davis brought us ‘A Priest’s Demise’, a mystery murder with a sinful cast. Evers gave us Macbeth as you’ve never seen it performed before in ‘Shakespeare Goes Wrong’ and we entered a Patterson dystopian games show in ‘The Final Round’. Traditionally, Year 12 write and direct each play, whilst Year 8 and Year 10 are the stars of the stage.  Here are some words from two of our directors:

Louisa Sutherland (Year 12 Curnock): “The whole experience has been really interesting. It has been great for my leadership skills. We have had our challenges, such as shifting schedules and sourcing props, but the whole team has been great

Heinrich Engela (Year 12 Patterson): “I’m really into drama and I’ve had a lot of opportunity to act and be directed. This was my chance to develop director skills and that is great for my CV.”

Mrs Howe, Head of Drama, said: “House Drama is just such a brilliant event. It is an opportunity for the students to create something that is completely their own.  All the plays were extremely well received and all those involved should be proud and congratulated for the time and effort they have put in and for their performances on the night.”

However, there can only ever be one winner, and this year it was Evers! Congratulations Evers!