Drama

Every year the school puts on a production. Previous productions have included St Trinian’s, Princess Alexandra Isn’t Very Happy, We Will Rock You, Little Women and Long Live Fair Oriana.

This year's school production was The Lion King, and was  performed in March 2017. The next production will be announced in the Autumn Term!

Due to popular demand, Drama Club runs after school on both Wednesday and Thursday. This is an opportunity for pupils to extend their range, mix with students from other forms

    Long Live Fair Oriana 

    Drama and Music Production

    Our production of ‘Long Live Fair Oriana’ this week included drama, music and dance with a Tudor theme. There were many stunning Tudor costumes on display which contributed to an excellent evening’s entertainment. The show, which included contributions from the Prep Department, was directed by Jasper Jacob, Head of Drama

     

    Little Women Drama and Music Production

    St Catherine's production of Little Women, in a version specially created for the school, finally opened on Thursday 7 May. Featuring a large cast and orchestra, the audience was able to enjoy the impressive range of theatrical and musical talent which St Catherine's is famous for.

    There were three sets of sisters to represent the March girls as they set out on their Pilgrim's Progress to adulthood. On their way, we watched them negotiate the hurdles of poverty, disapproving adults, the lures of Vanity Fair and their own fights and fallings out.

    Frau Cotton, apparently from nowhere, produced costumes for nearly fifty performers achieving a remarkable visual transformation and helping the actors find that elusive "Period Style". The music drawn from compositions of the time made a highly evocative and sometimes moving contribution; it was expertly supervised by Miss Boyes. Lighting by Angus Dunican brought a welcome injection of professional West End expertise. For Mr Jacob, who has long wished to tackle this story, it was truly gratifying to see that after all these years, Louisa M Alcott's girls can still fascinate a young cast and charm a modern audience.