Head of Department: Mr T A Hall
Teacher: Mr D Ashbridge
Drama at LRGS
Boys first experience drama through English lessons at LRGS. In the Third Year they take part in an 8-week Expressive Arts course, teaming a range of performance skills, through games, improvisation and theatrical activities. GCSE Drama (Edexcel) is offered in the Fourth Year and Sixth Formers can opt to study Drama and Theatre Studies (Edexcel) AS and A2 courses.
Extra-curricular drama flourishes with a large scale musical (joint with Lancaster Girls' Grammar School) every year and a range of other public performances including examination pieces. There are also regular theatre trips taken by a wide range of students throughout the year.
Click on the thumbnails on the right to see pictures of recent drama productions.
Drama - 11+
1st – 3rd Year
Junior Drama Club: This club meets weekly, when there are no other productions ongoing, to play theatre games, building teamwork, concentration, confidence and skill. Its members also take part in larger scale productions for the public, most recently Our Day Out and The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.
Pantos: Each year the junior students in each house stage a student devised, scripted and prepared performance. These are directed by senior prefects and performed to the entire junior school in the last week of the Michaelmas term.
Arts Festival: A number of junior students are involved in this new initiative providing young students a performance opportunity and a creative outlet.
Drama - 13+
4th – 5th Year
Boys have the opportunity to be involved in whole school productions, such as Much Ado about Nothing, King Lear and the joint school musicals with LGGS.
Drama is a relatively new GCSE option and is very popular with the boys at LRGS.
Drama and Theatre Studies - Sixth Form
Sixth Form Curriculum: Drama and Theatre Studies AS and A2 (Edexcel)
Modules are as follows:
Module 1 – coursework – a workshop study of two plays
Module 2 – text in performance – production of a play and monologues
Module 4 – devising
Module 5 – written examination
Sixth Form Extra-Curricular
- School musical (joint with LGGS)
- Whole school play, for example The Ancient Mariner
Recent musicals have included Return to the Forbidden Planet, Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, Oh! What a Lovely War, Guys and Dolls and Grease.
6th Form: Again, boys can be involved with whole school productions and the musicals; they are also able to take an active role in the running of the Junior Drama Workshop, the Pantos and GCSE Exam work.
Sixth Form FAQs
Does Drama and Theatre Studies involve outside commitment to rehearsals?
YES. All students have to attend at least one theatre trip and, close to the exam, several rehearsals are held out of school hours. Almost all students enjoy the subject, though, and many voluntarily attend more plays and organise their own additional rehearsals!