Curnock Wins House Drama!

Published 2 May 2024

The annual House Drama competition returned to our stage last week with the Houses battling it out to impress us with their productions! Each House performed a piece written and directed by Year 12 students and performed by Year 8 and Year 10 actors. Curnock were the winners, here’s what some of the winning team had to say…

 “We found the experience of doing House Drama an incredibly fulfilling experience. Working with a talented cast of Year 10s (and Alfie, our only Year 8) we were able to create a winning piece which was funny, engaging and magical.The process came with many ups and downs, but we worked hard as a team to create something we were really proud of. Everyone involved helped along the way by providing brilliant ideas, which enhanced the play even further. Our production ‘The Donkey’s Head’, a play inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, included a great set, a hefty handful of props and costumes and, of course, an incredible cast, which we couldn’t have won without. We are so grateful for this opportunity and we hope to carry on Curnock’s legacy in next year’s House Drama. Thank you to everyone involved – we loved it!”

Amelia Piszczek and Edith Rayner

Special thanks should also go to all those members of staff who assisted before and on the night and to our esteemed judges, Nathan Lubbock-Smith and Rohan Richards from AVA (Academy of Vocal Arts). Based in Newbury, AVA is a fantastic performing arts school that focuses primarily on the voice and that has supported many new talents into the music industry and musical theatre business.