Drama in Performance
Drama in performance thrives at KWC! Recent years have seen an eclectic range of productions, from whole school shows such as William Shakespears The Taming of the Shrew (March 2011) to the Sixth Form devised production of Laughter Feeds the Soul (May 2011). The Autumn term sees the fiercely competitive House Drama Festival, which is directed and produced by the students themselves as well as Junior and Senior MaD Evenings where the students celebrate their Music and Drama talents.
Recent productions have been 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Dracula'.
The College regularly plays host to professional touring companies specialising in a variety of the performing arts. The nationally acclaimed London Shakespeare Workout Company visited KWC to perform Lifting the Mask as well as the 3 fall Dance Company.
Forms L4, U4 & L5 each have one period timetabled for Drama per week. In addition to this compulsory lesson, all pupils have the option to attend a weekly Drama Activity.
GCSE Drama is an option at the end of the L5 year and International Baccalaureate Theatre is an option in the Sixth Form. Lower Sixth students recently performed a Street Theatre piece outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Trips to the mainland theatres and to Europe are organised for all examination groups as a supplement to their studies.
Individual and Small Group Tuition
Individual and Small Group Tuition in Speech and Drama is available. Students of all ages are prepared for LAMDA examinations.
Pupils are also encouraged to take part in the Drama section of the Manx Music and Drama Festival (the ‘Guild’) and highlights have included wins in the Duologue, Spoken Word, Public Speaking and Character Study classes. Students are also actively encouraged to enter The Thomas Cranmer Bible Reading Competition and the Young Actor of Mann.