Our students have once again shown throughout the past year what a talented group of students they are, producing some fantastic exam results, creating breath-taking performances and representing our school within the local community and nationally. Within lessons students develop not only their practical skills in acting, singing and dancing through a variety of schemes of work based around different genres of musical and plays, they also look at their analytical skills, not only of their own work but also the work of others.
This year’s school production of Made in Dagenham was our most popular and successful school production ever! The production was nominated for three different NODA awards. Our back stage crew were nominated for the best set and technical production and our students were nominated for the Best Youth production. We are pleased to announce that we were the successful winner of the Best Youth Production in District 10, but we were also the winners of the Best Production in the whole of District 10, this award put us against all of the adult groups within the regions and we couldn't be more proud of our students in this achievement. Congratulations to our largest cast yet of 120 students.
The success of the department continues both within lessons, professional workshops and also with our Shoebury Dynamix troupes. The Dynamix have performed not only at local venues within the community but also the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, providing the students with invaluable experiences that I hope they treasure forever.
This year’s school production of We Will Rock You guarantees to be another fantastic performance with an expected cast of around 140 students who will begin their rehearsals in September. Tickets will be available from the Theatre Arts office and we hope you will come and support our cast.
We hope that our new gifted and talented students will audition to join the Shoebury Dynamix troupes which will begin again in January and wish all of our Theatre Arts students another successful year.
We have a thriving extra-curricular time table of events. All our activities are open to all year groups, School Production, Drama Club and Shoebury Stars are non-selective and anybody can come along and learn new skills within the Performing Arts. All groups have the opportunity to perform at the Easter and Summer Theatre Arts showcases where friends and family are able to purchase tickets to watch. Dance Troupe and Glee Troupe also open to all years but every member must attend an audition, these are our competition and show troupes who are given the opportunity to compete at local events and perform in theatres across England and the South East.
Theatre Arts Courses
Year 10 and 11 – BTEC Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Performing Arts and Drama
Year 12 and 13 – RSL Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)