Drama — Old Vic
The Gladesmore Drama department has been lucky enough to work in partnership with the Old Vic theatre since 2014. Over 200 pupils have benefited from this programme over the years.
Every year our Year 10 Drama pupils are invited to apply to join our ‘Young Voices, Old Vic Club’ where they take part in a year- long programme of workshops and theatre visits.
Leading drama practitioners deliver bespoke workshops to our young people on different aspects of theatre including acting, directing, devising, theatre analysis, set and costume design and puppetry.
Through theatre visits, pupils develop an appreciation of the theatre and a critical awareness of the stagecraft elements. They are exposed to different genres, styles and writers from the expansive range of productions that the Old Vic produce every year.
Our commitment to the project is so strong that we continued even during the pandemic. We watched LIVE streamed performances and pupils took part in remote workshops both in school and at home. Pupils said that they really appreciated this opportunity.