Drama is extremely popular at St Catherine’s. Throughout each year there are several productions and many co-curricular activities for pupils of all ages.

In August 2022, St Catherine’s took a cast and crew to the Edinburgh Fringe, where they performed a play devised by pupils and staff called Our Eyes Met. This was a fantastic experience for the girls; they loved the fun of the Fringe and the wonderful experience of being in a professional theatre. The department is already planning a production for Edinburgh 2024.

The most recent school production of Chicago was an amazing celebration of the girls’ talent: they sang, danced and performed with great energy and delighted the audience with Roxy Hart’s dazzling story of murder and passion.

Other recent productions include The Duchess of Malfi, Matilda, Sister Act, Oliver, The Lion King, and Bring It On! Each year the main Senior School production is open to all girls from Year 7 to Year 13 and pupils support the shows technically and backstage. There are also Prep productions for girls and parents to enjoy, and each year a special Sixth Form production allows A Level pupils to showcase their talents.

Some shows are performed in the Drama Studio, or make the most of our large school hall and stage; others are staged at The Exchange, Twickenham. Pupils have also enjoyed participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, most recently with a hilarious version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.